On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Charlottesville region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $230 per sqft per year. That's a 91% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have been posted online, which means leases are probably leasing quickly. 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.
Even though the median size is 3,260 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 5 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1983 and are Class A.