On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Matthews region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 11% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metrolina market, the Matthews submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 12 listings have been made available, which means listings are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 2,050 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 2005 and are Class B.