The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Bessemer region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $19 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Birmingham market, the Bessemer submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 0 listings have been posted online, which means office spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About NaN% of the available leases in the Bessemer are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1971.