The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Hickory submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $18 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 15 listings have been listed, which means new listings might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 293% of the listings in the Hickory are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 1,500 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1985 and are Class A.