On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Ramsey County region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 7% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 255 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the office spaces in the Ramsey County are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. 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 2,440 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1980 and are Class B.