The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The North Carolina region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 11% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 2556 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 3% of the listings in the North Carolina are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term 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 2,500 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1989 and are Class B.