The typical asking rate per listing is 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 fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Houston Metro market, the Westside submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 638 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 14% of the listings in the Westside are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 1,910 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 4 floors. 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 close to an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.