The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Columbia region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 2% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Baltimore market, the Columbia submarket has greater rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 65 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 5% of the office spaces in the Columbia are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. 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 2,840 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1988 and are Class B.