On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Jefferson County region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Birmingham market, the Jefferson County submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 201 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the listings in the Jefferson County are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,670 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1981 and are Class B.