On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Mesquite region is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $20 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the DFW Metroplex market, the Mesquite submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 9 listings have been posted online, which means leases most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 167% of the available space in the Mesquite are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 11,660 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1983 and are Class B.