The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Southwest Quadrant region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $25 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Southwest Quadrant submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have been made available, which means leases are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 1,550 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 3 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1987 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Utilities is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by motorcycle is the most popular way to get to work amongst Southwest Quadrant folk. Commuting around 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.