The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Dane County region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 152 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 5% of the available leases in the Dane County are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. 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 1,610 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1991 and are Class B.