The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Pontiac submarket is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metro Detroit market, the Pontiac submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 22 listings have come on the market, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. 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 1,900 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1956 and are Class B.