The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Akron region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 14% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 58 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 3% of the available leases in the Akron are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,150 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1961 and are Class B.