Most listings are in the $40's per square foot per year. The Arlington region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 6% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Arlington region has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 35 listings have been listed, which means spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 17% of the available space in the Arlington 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 4,430 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 12 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1986 and are Class A.