On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Tampa Bay region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Tampa Bay market, the Tampa Bay submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 648 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 3% of the available leases in the Tampa Bay are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. 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 2,530 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1964 and are Class B.