Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the La Plata submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have been posted online, which means listings might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 50% of the available space in the La Plata are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,180 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 4 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 2006 and are Class A.