Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Silver Spring region has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have come on the market, which means new listings are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 50% of the office spaces in the Silver Spring are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 10,580 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 9 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1983 and are Class A.