The typical asking rate per listing is in the $50's per square foot per year. The Irondale region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $59 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Birmingham market, the Irondale region has greater rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been listed, which means new listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 300% of the available space in the Irondale 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 280 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 3 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1987 and are Class A.