On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Columbia submarket is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $2 per sqft per year. That's a 8% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 40 listings have come on the market, which means listings might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 8% of the available space in the Columbia are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. 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 2,560 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1970 and are Class B.