The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Gainesville region is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $5 per sqft per year. That's a 22% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 37 listings have been made available, which means new listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 3% of the available space in the Gainesville 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,100 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1978 and are Class A.