The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Metro Center region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $21 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 23 listings have been made available, which means new availabilities most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 1,500 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 5 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1900 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Professional services is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst Metro Center folk. Commuting close to an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.