Most listings are in the $40's per square foot per year. The Birmingham submarket is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metro Detroit market, the Birmingham region has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 15 listings have been listed, which means office spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 7% of the available leases in the Birmingham 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,520 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1970 and are Class B.