Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Arlington submarket has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 68 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the available leases in the Arlington are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. 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 10,530 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 11 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1986 and are Class A.