The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Sterling Heights submarket is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $0 per sqft per year. That's a 2% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metro Detroit market, the Sterling Heights region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 30 listings have come on the market, which means spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 1,600 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 1 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1989 and are Class Class B.