The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Galveston region is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 8% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Houston Metro market, the Galveston region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 29 listings have been posted online, which means leases might be 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,300 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1973 and are Class B.