On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Wheat Ridge region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $5 per sqft per year. That's a 18% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Denver Metro market, the Wheat Ridge submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 11 listings have been listed, which means listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 82% of the available leases in the Wheat Ridge are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 930 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1978 and are Class B.