The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Kansas City submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Kansas City market, the Kansas City region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 381 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the listings in the Kansas City are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 5,000 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1966 and are Class B.