The typical asking rate per listing is 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 decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 52 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the available space in the Chesapeake are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,840 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1990 and are Class B.