Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The New Hanover County submarket is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 67 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the available leases in the New Hanover County are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. 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 1,880 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1996 and are Class B.