On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Raleigh region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $2 per sqft per year. That's a 9% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the The Triangle market, the Raleigh region has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 200 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 4% of the available leases in the Raleigh are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,200 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1986 and are Class B.