On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Denny Whitford submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $17 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Portland market, the Denny Whitford submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been posted online, which means office spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 150% of the listings in the Denny Whitford 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 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 1,400 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 1 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 2004.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Waste services is the dominant industry in this area. Most of the residents of Denny Whitford work from home. Commuting close to an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.