Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The New Hanover County submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 6% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 128 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the available leases in the New Hanover County are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. 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 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 1 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1995 and are Class B.