Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Newport News County region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 35 listings have been made available, which means spaces are probably going fast. 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,190 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1988 and are Class B.