The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Downtown Columbia region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 12 listings have been made available, which means leases are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 33% of the available leases in the Downtown Columbia 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 4,000 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 stories.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Waste services is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Columbia residents. Commuting around 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.