Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Columbia region is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 11% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Baltimore market, the Columbia submarket has smaller 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 92% of the available space in the Columbia 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 4,010 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1988 and are Class B.