The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Battle Creek submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 8% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 25% of the available space in the Battle Creek are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,280 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 1 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1964 and are Class Class A.