The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Raleigh submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $5 per sqft per year. That's a 15% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the The Triangle market, the Raleigh submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 302 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 70% of the available leases in the Raleigh 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 2,940 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1986 and are Class B.