Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Westside submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 11% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Houston Metro market, the Westside region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 1111 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the available leases in the Westside are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. 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 1,040 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 4 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1981 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 folk of Westside work from home. Commuting close to an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.