Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Gainesville region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $10 per sqft per year. That's a 32% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Gainesville region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have been listed, which means leases most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 9,600 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 2001 and are Class B.