Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Birmingham region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 8% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Birmingham market, the Birmingham region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 112 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 4% of the office spaces in the Birmingham 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.
Even though the median size is 3,500 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1979 and are Class B.