On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Auburn submarket is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $18 per sqft per year. That's a 47% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Seattle Metropolitan Area market, the Auburn submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have been listed, which means listings might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 50% of the office spaces in the Auburn are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 4,200 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1989 and are Class B.