The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Sarasota County submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $1 per sqft per year. That's a 6% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 139 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 4% of the listings in the Sarasota County are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,120 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1965 and are Class Class B.