Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Columbia region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $5 per sqft per year. That's a 20% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Baltimore market, the Columbia submarket has more expensive rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 669 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 7% of the available leases in the Columbia are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. 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 3,370 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1988 and are Class B.