Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Downtown Asheville submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $0 per sqft per year. That's a 0% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have been made available, which means listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 14% of the available leases in the Downtown Asheville are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 2,190 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 3 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1960 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Finance and insurance are the dominant industries in this area. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Asheville folk. Commuting around an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.