On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Chittenden County submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $3 per sqft per year. That's a 14% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 59 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the available space in the Chittenden County are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. 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 2,380 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1870 and are Class A.