On average, listings lease in the $0's per square foot per year. The Metro Vancouver submarket is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $21 per sqft per year. That's a 100% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 17 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities are probably going fast. 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 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1984 and are Class A.