The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Bowie submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $3 per sqft per year. That's a 11% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Bowie submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 15 listings have been made available, which means listings are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 7% of the available space in the Bowie are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 4,560 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 4 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1989 and are Class B.