The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Capitol Hill region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 10% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been posted online, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 25% of the listings in the Capitol Hill 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.
Even though the median size is 7,730 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 6 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1939 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Waste services is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the residents of Capitol Hill work from home. Commuting approximately 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.