Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Frederick submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $4 per sqft per year. That's a 17% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Frederick region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 15 listings have been made available, which means new listings might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 7% of the listings in the Frederick 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,700 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1984 and are Class A.