The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Bellingham submarket is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $4 per sqft per year. That's a 20% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 25 listings have been made available, which means new listings are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 1,310 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1985 and are Class B.