On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Charlottesville region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $6 per sqft per year. That's a 25% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have been listed, which means leases might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 14% of the available leases in the Charlottesville are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 2,810 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 5 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1951 and are Class A.