The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The St. Louis region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the St. Louis market, the St. Louis region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 108 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 3% of the available space in the St. Louis 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 3,540 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1963 and are Class B.