On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The La Plata region is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $24 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the La Plata submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have been made available, which means new availabilities might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 1,720 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 4 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 2006 and are Class A.