Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Hickory submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $2 per sqft per year. That's a 12% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 15 listings have come on the market, which means listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 60% of the listings in the Hickory are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 7,840 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1985 and are Class A.