On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Germantown region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 7% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Germantown region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 14 listings have been posted online, which means office spaces might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,950 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 2002 and are Class B.