Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The James Island region is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $8 per sqft per year. That's a 35% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 117% of the listings in the James Island are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 1,530 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 1 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1980 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this area. Most of the residents of James Island work from home. Commuting approximately an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.