On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Ithaca region is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $31 per sqft per year. That's a 61% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 720 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 12 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1965 and are Class A.