On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The St. Paul submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $0 per sqft per year. That's a 0% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 197 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the listings in the St. Paul are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term 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 3,550 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 3 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1963 and are Class B.