On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The The Woodlands submarket is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $5 per sqft per year. That's a 15% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Houston Metro market, the The Woodlands region has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 70 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 10% of the listings in the The Woodlands 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 760 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1999 and are Class B.