On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Monroe submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 7% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metrolina market, the Monroe region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 14 listings have been posted online, which means new listings most likley are going fast. 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 640 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1990 and are Class B.