Office space for lease is priced per square foot and calculated as an annual expense, so you need to know the accurate square foot of space involved, not just what the landlord tells you. The typical office is 10 feet by 12 feet, so if you are leasing three offices, that is 120 square feet per office, totaling 360 square feet; however, hallways, entrance lobbies and restroom are also calculated in… and that is just for the space you use. There is also an added charge for common space, called CAM. For example, if office rents average $16 per square foot, and you rent 1,000 square feet, the total annual rent is $16,000, or $1,333 per month. CAM charges could easily be $2 to $5 extra, and up to $10 more for medical buildings. For more information on office leasing including CAM charges, read our article Office Market Trends.
In Baton Rouge, prices to rent average:
- Industrial- $6.17 per square foot.
- Office- $17.21 per square foot.
- Retail-$14.66 per square foot.
- Shopping Centers- $14.64 per square foot.