Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Silver Spring submarket has more expensive rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have come on the market, which means listings are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 50% of the listings in the Silver Spring are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 10,580 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 9 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1983 and are Class A.