Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Cornelius submarket is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $13 per sqft per year. That's a 36% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metrolina market, the Cornelius region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 5 listings have been made available, which means new availabilities most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 20% of the listings in the Cornelius 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 2,460 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 2000 and are Class A.