Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Laurel submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $7 per sqft per year. That's a 26% decrease in rent.
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 undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have come on the market, which means spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 10% of the available leases in the Laurel are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,940 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1989 and are Class B.