On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Raleigh region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 2% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the The Triangle market, the Raleigh region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 302 listings have been made available, 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 have to focus your search on direct office leases. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,390 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1986 and are Class B.