On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Lafayette Park region is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $13 per sqft per year. That's a 83% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been listed, which means leases most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 300 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1941 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Arts, entertainment, and restaurants are the dominant industries in this market. Most of the residents of Lafayette Park work from home. Commuting under 5 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.