On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Southwest Houston submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Houston Metro market, the Southwest Houston submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 179 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 66% of the available leases in the Southwest Houston 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,130 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1980 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Waste services is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Southwest Houston residents. Commuting close to an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.