Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Springfield region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $4 per sqft per year. That's a 17% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Springfield submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have been posted online, which means leases might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 7,456 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1981 and are Class C.