The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The New Hanover County region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 49 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the available leases in the New Hanover County are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,680 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1996 and are Class B.