On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Alexandria West submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $3 per sqft per year. That's a 8% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Alexandria West submarket has greater rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 1,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 6 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1985 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Construction is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the occupants of Alexandria West work from home. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.