The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Matthews submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $22 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Metrolina market, the Matthews region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have been listed, which means office spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 367% of the available space in the Matthews are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 900 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 2004 and are Class A.