Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Downtown Sarasota region is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $10 per sqft per year. That's a 49% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 20 listings have been posted online, which means listings are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 30% of the available leases in the Downtown Sarasota 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.
Even though the median size is 3,200 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1936 and are Class Class B.
This region is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Real estate is the dominant industry in this region. Most of the folk of Downtown Sarasota work from home. Commuting between 20 and 25 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.