The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Lakewood region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Denver Metro market, the Lakewood submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 64 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 44% of the listings in the Lakewood 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 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 3 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1980 and are Class B.