Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The James Island region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $7 per sqft per year. That's a 24% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have been listed, which means new listings are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 2,100 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1981 and are Class A.
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.