Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Jefferson County region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 5% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Birmingham market, the Jefferson County submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 201 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 197% of the listings in the Jefferson County 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,940 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1978 and are Class A.