On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The La Plata submarket is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $3 per sqft per year. That's a 14% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the La Plata submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have been listed, which means leases might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 38% of the office spaces in the La Plata are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,340 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 2006 and are Class A.