Compared to the rest of the Seattle Metropolitan Area market, the Downtown Tacoma region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 9 listings have come on the market, which means leases most likley are 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.
Even though the median size is 2,880 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 3 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1951 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Wholesale trade is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Tacoma residents. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.