On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Des Moines region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $23 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 192 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 28% of the listings in the Des Moines 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 5,250 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1974 and are Class B.