The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Jefferson County region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $2 per sqft per year. That's a 7% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Birmingham market, the Jefferson County submarket has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 201 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 3% of the available space in the Jefferson County are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,750 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1980 and are Class B.