The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Mesquite submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $24 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the DFW Metroplex market, the Mesquite submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have been listed, which means spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 40,000 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1983 and are Class B.