The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The West Des Moines region is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 18% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 39 listings have been made available, which means office spaces might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 3% of the listings in the West Des Moines are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. 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 3,440 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1988 and are Class A.