Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Columbia submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Baltimore market, the Columbia submarket has greater rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 102 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the available leases in the Columbia are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. 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 3,850 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1988 and are Class B.