The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Lawrence region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $13 per sqft per year. That's a 52% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 21 listings have been posted online, which means new listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 1,090 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1993 and are Class B.