The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Washington region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 43 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the available space in the Washington are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. 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 1,740 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1988 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Information is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst Washington folk. Commuting under 5 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.