Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Howard County submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $4 per sqft per year. That's a 14% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Baltimore market, the Howard County region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 81 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the listings in the Howard County are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,520 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1989 and are Class A.