On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Albany submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $21 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 75% of the listings in the Albany 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.
Even though the median size is 3,660 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area were built in 1981 and are Class A.