On average, listings lease in the $50's per square foot per year. The Ames region is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $51 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have been made available, which means new listings might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 23% of the available leases in the Ames are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 3,140 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 2001 and are Class B.