On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Downtown Akron region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $17 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have been posted online, which means leases might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 288% of the listings in the Downtown Akron are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous 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 2,500 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 3 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1930 and are Class B.
A large portion of this market is residential, but there's plenty of office_space. Utilities is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Akron folk. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.