On average, listings lease in the $0's per square foot per year. The French Quarter - CBD submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $26 per sqft per year. That's a 100% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 26 listings have been made available, which means new availabilities most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 4 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 0 and are Class A.
This area is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Agriculture is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by motorcycle is the most popular way to get to work amongst French Quarter - CBD folk. Commuting approximately 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.