Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The New Hanover County region is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $5 per sqft per year. That's a 25% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 56 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 4% of the listings in the New Hanover County are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. 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 area are around 1 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1996 and are Class B.