Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Columbia region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $26 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Baltimore market, the Columbia region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 65 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 80% of the available leases in the Columbia are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 3,590 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1988 and are Class B.