The typical asking rate per listing is in the $40's per square foot per year. The Merrifield region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $13 per sqft per year. That's a 41% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Merrifield submarket has more expensive rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 12 listings have been made available, which means spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 50% of the office spaces in the Merrifield are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,310 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 4 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1985 and are Class A.