Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Capitol Hill submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 11% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 100% of the available leases in the Capitol Hill are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 1,680 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 6 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1929 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Waste services is the dominant industry in this area. Most of the occupants of Capitol Hill work from home. Commuting close to 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.