On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Lakeland Highlands submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 12 listings have come on the market, which means listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 1,600 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 1 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 2005 and are Class B.