The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Laurel region is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $25 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Laurel region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 23 listings have been made available, which means listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 4% of the available space in the Laurel 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,301 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1990 and are Class B.