The typical asking rate per listing is in the $40's per square foot per year. The Del Ray region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $24 per sqft per year. That's a 36% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Del Ray submarket has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been listed, which means spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 75% of the available space in the Del Ray 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,980 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 12 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1979 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Utilities is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Del Ray occupants. Commuting around 20 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.