The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Rochester region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $4 per sqft per year. That's a 20% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Rochester market, the Rochester region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 31 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities are probably leasing quickly. 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.
Even though the median size is 4,990 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 3 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1945 and are Class B.