The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Birmingham region is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 11% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Birmingham market, the Birmingham submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 105 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the available space in the Birmingham are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term 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 5,000 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1976 and are Class B.