Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Alabama submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 6% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 667 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 170% of the available space in the Alabama are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous 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 2,320 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1984 and are Class B.