The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Central Houston region is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $3 per sqft per year. That's a 9% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Houston Metro market, the Central Houston region has greater rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 344 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 8% of the available leases in the Central Houston 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,911 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 6 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1975 and are Class B.