The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The James City County submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $5 per sqft per year. That's a 20% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 31 listings have been posted online, which means office spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 6% of the available leases in the James City County are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,200 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 1 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 2000 and are Class A.