The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Sterling submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $33 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Sterling submarket has higher rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 0 listings have been made available, which means leases most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About Inf% of the listings in the Sterling are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 5,180 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1991 and are Class A.