On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Cleveland region is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $3 per sqft per year. That's a 14% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Cleveland market, the Cleveland submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 122 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the available leases in the Cleveland are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,640 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 4 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1930 and are Class B.