On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Ellicott City region is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $11 per sqft per year. That's a 53% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Baltimore market, the Ellicott City region has greater rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 12 listings have been made available, which means spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 75% of the available space in the Ellicott City 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,020 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1987 and are Class B.