Most listings are in the $60's per square foot per year. The Columbia Heights region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $63 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been made available, which means office spaces 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 910 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1980 and are Class C.