On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Columbus region is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $0 per sqft per year. That's a 2% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Columbus market, the Columbus region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 351 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 80% of the office spaces in the Columbus are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 2,980 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1975 and are Class B.