On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Tampa region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $4 per sqft per year. That's a 12% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Tampa Bay market, the Tampa region has higher rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 185 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 4% of the available leases in the Tampa are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,650 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1940 and are Class A.