The typical asking rate per listing is in the $60's per square foot per year. The Washington D.C region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $4 per sqft per year. That's a 6% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Washington D.C submarket has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 61 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 10% of the available leases in the Washington D.C 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 5,680 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 10 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1976 and are Class A.