Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Metairie submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 5% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater New Orleans Region market, the Metairie region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 63 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 33% of the listings in the Metairie 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,950 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 0 and are Class B.