On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Kirkland region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $4 per sqft per year. That's a 10% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Seattle Metropolitan Area market, the Kirkland submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 25 listings have come on the market, which means spaces might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 72% of the listings in the Kirkland 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 26,060 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1987 and are Class A.