The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Seattle region is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 543 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 11% of the available leases in the Seattle 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 5,120 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1982 and are Class A.