Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Cincinnati region is going through a a boost 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 Cincinnati market, the Cincinnati region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 99 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 104% of the available space in the Cincinnati 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 5,440 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 4 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1950 and are Class B.