On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Fredericksburg submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 10% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Fredericksburg region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 23 listings have been posted online, which means office spaces might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 1,370 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1983 and are Class B.