The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The British Columbia submarket is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $21 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 17 listings have been made available, which means new availabilities most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 29% of the available leases in the British Columbia are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 2,500 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1985 and are Class A.