The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Downtown Des Moines region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $23 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 113 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 19% of the available leases in the Downtown 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 8,570 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 4 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1953 and are Class B.
This market is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Real estate is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Des Moines folk. Commuting under 5 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.