On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Germantown submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 9% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Germantown submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have been made available, which means new listings are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 1,930 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 2002 and are Class B.