On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Laurel region is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $25 per sqft per year. That's a Inf% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Laurel submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 23 listings have been listed, which means spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 4% of the available leases in the Laurel are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. 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 3,301 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1990 and are Class B.