Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Springfield region is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $6 per sqft per year. That's a 20% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Springfield submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have come on the market, which means spaces might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,600 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1981 and are Class C.