The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Downtown Columbia region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 11% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 58 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 9% of the available leases in the Downtown Columbia 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 9,011 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1968 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Wholesale trade is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Columbia occupants. Commuting approximately an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.