Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Tacoma submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $8 per sqft per year. That's a 33% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Seattle Metropolitan Area market, the Tacoma submarket has more expensive rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have come on the market, which means spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 3 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1975 and are Class B.