On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Roanoke region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 17% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 44 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. 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 1,950 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1953 and are Class B.