Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The South Portland submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $21 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Portland market, the South Portland submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have come on the market, which means spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 154% of the listings in the South Portland are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 3,020 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1954 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Health care is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst South Portland occupants. Commuting around 20 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.