The typical asking rate per listing is in the $40's per square foot per year. The Alexandria submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $4 per sqft per year. That's a 8% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Alexandria submarket has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 64 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 3% of the office spaces in the Alexandria are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,640 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 4 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1982 and are Class B.