On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The North Bay region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 642 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 3% of the available space in the North Bay are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. 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 1,920 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1984 and are Class A.