On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Rockford submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $24 per sqft per year. That's a 49% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have come on the market, which means new listings are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 1,880 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 0 and are Class A.