Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Jefferson County submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 5% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Birmingham market, the Jefferson County region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 367 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 0% of the available leases in the Jefferson County are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. 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 1,810 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1982 and are Class B.