Compared to the rest of the Greater Portland market, the Kerns submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have been posted online, which means listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,800 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 3 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1961 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Real estate is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Kerns folk. Commuting around 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.