The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Westside region is experiencing a decrease 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 Westside region has greater rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 1061 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 5% of the listings in the Westside 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 1,210 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 4 floors. 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 market. Most of the occupants of Westside work from home. Commuting around an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.