The typical asking rate per listing is in the $40's per square foot per year. The Alexandria region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $9 per sqft per year. That's a 23% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Alexandria region has more expensive rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 64 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 103% of the listings in the Alexandria 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,620 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 4 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1980 and are Class B.