The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Alabama region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $0 per sqft per year. That's a 2% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 667 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the listings in the Alabama 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,400 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1985 and are Class B.