On average, listings lease in the $0's per square foot per year. The Athens-Clarke County unified government (balance) region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $20 per sqft per year. That's a 100% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have been posted online, which means spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 9,000 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1991 and are Class B.