Most listings are in the $60's per square foot per year. The Bethesda region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $9 per sqft per year. That's a 18% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Bethesda region has greater rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 23 listings have come on the market, which means leases are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 9% of the listings in the Bethesda are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,970 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 10 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1976 and are Class A.