The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Jefferson County region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 155 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the listings 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.
Even though the median size is 2,850 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1900 and are Class B.