Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The South Laurel region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $27 per sqft per year. That's a Inf% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the South Laurel submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been made available, which means new listings are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 940 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 2001 and are Class B.