The typical asking rate per listing is in the $40's per square foot per year. The Seattle submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $3 per sqft per year. That's a 7% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 466 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 85% of the available space in the Seattle are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 3,950 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1982 and are Class A.