Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Orleans Parish region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $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 submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 87 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 59% of the available space 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,160 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 0 and are Class B.