Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Chattanooga region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 38 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 3% of the available leases in the Chattanooga are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. 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 2,150 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1957 and are Class Class B.