Compared to the rest of the Birmingham market, the Irondale region has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been made available, which means leases might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 300% of the available space in the Irondale are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous 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 280 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 3 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1987 and are Class A.