The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Lakewood region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 9% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Seattle Metropolitan Area market, the Lakewood submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have been posted online, which means listings are probably leasing quickly. 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,050 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1980 and are Class C.