The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Gainesville submarket is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $3 per sqft per year. That's a 14% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 25 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 216% of the listings in the Gainesville 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 2,300 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1980 and are Class A.