On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Columbia submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $2 per sqft per year. That's a 8% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 59 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 71% of the available leases in the Columbia 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 2,140 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1970 and are Class B.