On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The St. Paul submarket is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 6% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 135 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the available leases in the St. Paul are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,150 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1966 and are Class B.