Compared to the rest of the Houston Metro market, the Galveston submarket has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 29 listings have come on the market, which means new listings are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 34% of the available leases in the Galveston 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,530 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1977 and are Class B.