Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The St. Charles region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 11% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the St. Charles submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 9 listings have been listed, which means new listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 133% of the available leases in the St. Charles 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 posted, 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 around 1 floors. Most buildings in this area 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 folk. Commuting around 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.