The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Grand Rapids submarket is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $5 per sqft per year. That's a 28% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Grand Rapids market, the Grand Rapids region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 67 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 85% of the available leases in the Grand Rapids 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 1,670 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1923 and are Class Class B.