The typical asking rate per listing is in the $40's per square foot per year. The Downtown Charleston region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $9 per sqft per year. That's a 23% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 30 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 3% of the available leases in the Downtown Charleston 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,680 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 3 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1978 and are Class A.
A large portion of this region is residential, but there's plenty of office_space. Professional services is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Charleston residents. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.