The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Hickory submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $4 per sqft per year. That's a 14% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 15 listings have been posted online, which means new listings are probably going fast. 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 3,580 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1988 and are Class A.