The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Germantown region is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 7% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Germantown region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 15 listings have come on the market, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 7% of the office spaces in the Germantown are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. 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 3,000 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 1 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 2002 and are Class B.