Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Howard County region is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Baltimore market, the Howard County submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 98 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 6% of the listings in the Howard 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 3,130 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1988 and are Class A.