The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Tampa Bay submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 6% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Tampa Bay market, the Tampa Bay region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 767 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 4% of the listings in the Tampa Bay are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,660 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1957 and are Class B.