On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Oak Forest - Garden Oaks region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $5 per sqft per year. That's a 21% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Houston Metro market, the Oak Forest - Garden Oaks region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 30 listings have been listed, which means listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 3% of the listings in the Oak Forest - Garden Oaks 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 900 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 4 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1977 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Agriculture is the dominant industry in this area. Most of the residents of Oak Forest - Garden Oaks work from home. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.