On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The James Island region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $10 per sqft per year. That's a 46% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have come on the market, which means spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 83% of the available space in the James Island 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,530 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1980 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this area. Most of the folk of James Island work from home. Commuting around an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.