On average, listings lease in the $40's per square foot per year. The Upper State region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $3 per sqft per year. That's a 8% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have been listed, which means leases most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 17% of the available space in the Upper State are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 1,930 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1968 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Arts, entertainment, and restaurants are the dominant industries in this region. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Upper State occupants. Commuting around 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.