Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Hoover submarket is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $20 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Birmingham market, the Hoover submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 48 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 144% of the available space in the Hoover are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 2,240 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1988 and are Class A.