On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Independence region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $6 per sqft per year. That's a 22% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 64 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 19% of the listings in the Independence are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 6,980 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1984 and are Class B.