Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Chesapeake submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 11% 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 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 1,730 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1988 and are Class B.