Most listings are in the $0's per square foot per year. The Financial District region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $29 per sqft per year. That's a 100% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 37 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities 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 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 area are around 11 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1921 and are Class B.
Arts, entertainment, and restaurants are the dominant industries in this area. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Financial District residents. Commuting around 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.