On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Southern region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $174 per sqft per year. That's a 92% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have been listed, which means leases most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,500 sqft. Most buildings in this market were built in 1987.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the folk of Southern work from home. Commuting close to 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.