The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Albemarle County region is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 10% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have come on the market, which means spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 13% of the available leases in the Albemarle County 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,300 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 2002 and are Class B.