The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Irondale region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $8 per sqft per year. That's a 38% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Birmingham market, the Irondale submarket has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have been listed, which means spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 290 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 3 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1987 and are Class A.