Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Orleans Parish submarket is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $5 per sqft per year. That's a 27% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater New Orleans Region market, the Orleans Parish region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 87 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 77% of the available leases in the Orleans Parish are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,700 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 0 and are Class B.