The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Rockville region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Rockville region has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 38 listings have been listed, which means office spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 2,090 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 5 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1986 and are Class A.