The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Central Houston region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $5 per sqft per year. That's a 16% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Houston Metro market, the Central Houston submarket has higher rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 251 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 7% of the available space in the Central Houston are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. 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 980 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 6 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1975 and are Class B.