On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The South St. Paul region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $20 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have been listed, which means office spaces might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 50% of the available leases in the South St. Paul are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,500 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 2001 and are Class B.