On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Mountain Brook region is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $26 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Birmingham market, the Mountain Brook submarket has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 9 listings have been posted online, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 111% of the listings in the Mountain Brook 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,800 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1972 and are Class B.