Compared to the rest of the Birmingham market, the Hoover submarket has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 44 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the available leases in the Hoover 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 2,390 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1988 and are Class A.