On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Houston Metro region is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 8% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 2971 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 3% of the listings in the Houston Metro 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 1,150 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1983 and are Class B.