The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Erie County submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $4 per sqft per year. That's a 22% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 18 listings have come on the market, which means listings are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 6% of the office spaces in the Erie County are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,700 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1960 and are Class B.