The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Columbia region is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $5 per sqft per year. That's a 20% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Baltimore market, the Columbia submarket has higher rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 65 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 72% of the available leases in the Columbia are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,370 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1988 and are Class B.