The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Columbus region is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $18 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Columbus market, the Columbus region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 351 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 90% of the listings in the Columbus 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,850 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1978 and are Class B.