The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Laurel region is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $25 per sqft per year. That's a Inf% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Laurel submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 49 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the listings in the Laurel are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. 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 1,792 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1990 and are Class B.