On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Vancouver submarket is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 9% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Portland market, the Vancouver submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 30 listings have been listed, which means new listings are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 3% of the listings in the Vancouver are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. 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 2,250 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1993 and are Class A.