On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Lawrence region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $5 per sqft per year. That's a 20% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 20 listings have been made available, which means spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 20% of the listings in the Lawrence are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 430 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1922 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Waste services is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the folk of Lawrence work from home. Commuting around an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.