The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The James City County submarket is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $0 per sqft per year. That's a 1% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 31 listings have come on the market, which means new listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 6% of the listings in the James City County are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. 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 1,200 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 2000 and are Class A.