On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Gainesville submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $7 per sqft per year. That's a 33% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metro Atlanta market, the Gainesville region has more expensive rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 11 listings have come on the market, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 1,630 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1966 and are Class B.