On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Ashland submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $15 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been posted online, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 50% of the listings in the Ashland 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 4,200 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1992 and are Class B.