On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Tacoma region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $8 per sqft per year. That's a 33% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Seattle Metropolitan Area market, the Tacoma region has more expensive rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 3 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1975 and are Class B.