Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Lakewood region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 6% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Denver Metro market, the Lakewood submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 64 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 8% of the available leases in the Lakewood 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,570 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1980 and are Class B.