The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Fredericksburg submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 10% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Fredericksburg submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 23 listings have come on the market, which means leases might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 1,370 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1983 and are Class B.