Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Downtown Asheville submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $5 per sqft per year. That's a 25% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have been made available, which means listings are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,940 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1960 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Finance and insurance are the dominant industries in this area. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Asheville residents. Commuting around an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.