On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Columbia submarket is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $26 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Baltimore market, the Columbia region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 65 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 75% of the available space in the Columbia are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 3,590 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1988 and are Class B.