The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Downtown Akron region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $3 per sqft per year. That's a 15% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have come on the market, which means spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 138% of the office spaces in the Downtown Akron are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 5,700 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 3 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1930 and are Class B.
A large portion of this region is residential, but there's plenty of office_space. Utilities is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Akron folk. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.