The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Des Moines submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 6% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 192 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 41% of the office spaces in the Des Moines are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous 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 6,000 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1972 and are Class B.