The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Lincoln region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 8% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 190 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the available leases in the Lincoln 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,800 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1984 and are Class B.