On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Eastpointe region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 8% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metro Detroit market, the Eastpointe region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,500 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 1 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1963 and are Class B.