The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Ames submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $4 per sqft per year. That's a 20% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 5 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,000 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 2001 and are Class B.