On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance) submarket is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 22 listings have been made available, which means leases are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,200 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1993 and are Class B.