On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Downtown Columbia region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 10% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 12 listings have come on the market, which means leases might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 8% of the available leases in the Downtown Columbia are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,420 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 2 floors.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Waste services is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Columbia residents. Commuting close to 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.