Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The South Old Courthouse submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $7 per sqft per year. That's a 20% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the South Old Courthouse region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have come on the market, which means new listings most likley are 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,120 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 3 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1985 and are Class B.
This region is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Education is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the folk of South Old Courthouse work from home. Commuting close to an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.