The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The St. Charles submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $4 per sqft per year. That's a 15% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the St. Charles region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 9 listings have been posted online, which means office spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 111% of the office spaces in the St. Charles are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, 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 buildings in this area are around 1 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1986 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Waste services is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst St. Charles occupants. Commuting around 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.