Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Metzger region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $4 per sqft per year. That's a 14% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Portland market, the Metzger region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 61 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 36% of the office spaces in the Metzger 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 1,430 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1988 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Finance and insurance are the dominant industries in this area. Most of the residents of Metzger work from home. Commuting approximately 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.