Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Laurel region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $24 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Laurel region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 270% of the available space in the Laurel 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,500 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1988 and are Class B.