Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Whatcom County region is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $4 per sqft per year. That's a 20% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 28 listings have been made available, which means office spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,340 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1985 and are Class B.