On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Downtown Des Moines submarket is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 113 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the available leases in the Downtown Des Moines are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 13,160 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 4 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1953 and are Class B.
A large portion of this area is residential, but there's plenty of office_space. Real estate is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Des Moines folk. Commuting under 5 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.