On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Capitol Hill region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 11% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have been listed, which means office spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 100% of the listings in the Capitol Hill are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 1,680 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 6 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1929 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Waste services is the dominant industry in this region. Most of the occupants of Capitol Hill work from home. Commuting close to 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.