On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Ankeny region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $7 per sqft per year. That's a 26% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 31 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 6% of the available leases in the Ankeny are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term 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 4,970 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 2001 and are Class B.