On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Chesapeake region is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $5 per sqft per year. That's a 22% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 52 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 106% of the available space in the Chesapeake 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,500 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1989 and are Class B.