The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Lansing region is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $5 per sqft per year. That's a 19% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 77 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. 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 1,400 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1898 and are Class B.