On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Akron region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 14% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 58 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 3% of the office spaces 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 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 2,150 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1963 and are Class B.