The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Chesapeake County region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 51 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 4% of the available space in the Chesapeake County are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term 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 2,250 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1990 and are Class B.