The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Charlottesville County region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $8 per sqft per year. That's a 25% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have been made available, which means new availabilities are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 114% of the available leases in the Charlottesville County 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 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 570 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1951 and are Class A.