Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Downtown Columbia region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $1 per sqft per year. That's a 2% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Baltimore market, the Downtown Columbia region has higher rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have been made available, which means new listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,350 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 5 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1980 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Arts, entertainment, and restaurants are the dominant industries in this market. Most of the residents of Downtown Columbia work from home. Commuting approximately 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.