The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Independence submarket is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $1 per sqft per year. That's a 6% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 107 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the available leases in the Independence 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,480 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 4 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1985 and are Class A.