The typical asking rate per listing is in the $40's per square foot per year. The City Center South submarket is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $48 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Seattle Metropolitan Area market, the City Center South region has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have been made available, which means spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 50% of the office spaces in the City Center South 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 2,570 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 7 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1979 and are Class A.
This area is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Education is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst City Center South occupants. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.