Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Westside region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% rise 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 undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 1238 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 4% of the listings 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 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 1,450 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 4 stories. Most buildings in this market 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 region. Most of the residents 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.