The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Frederick submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $7 per sqft per year. That's a 38% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Frederick region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 65 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,580 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1984 and are Class A.