On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Friendswood region is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $8 per sqft per year. That's a 50% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Houston Metro market, the Friendswood submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have been listed, which means leases most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 420 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 2007 and are Class A.