Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Metairie region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater New Orleans Region market, the Metairie region has greater rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 63 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 44% of the available leases in the Metairie are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 1,650 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 0 and are Class B.