The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The New Hanover County region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $26 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 56 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 136% of the available space in the New Hanover County 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 2,020 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1996 and are Class B.