The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Kansas City region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $5 per sqft per year. That's a 19% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Kansas City market, the Kansas City region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 119 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 4% of the available leases in the Kansas City are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,800 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1967 and are Class B.