The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The South St. Paul submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $4 per sqft per year. That's a 20% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have been listed, which means leases 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 2,020 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 2006 and are Class B.