The typical asking rate per listing is in the $40's per square foot per year. The Downtown Alexandria region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $42 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Downtown Alexandria region has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 50 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 108% of the available leases in the Downtown Alexandria are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 2,420 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 4 floors. Most buildings in this area 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. Health care is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Alexandria folk. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.