The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Albemarle County submarket is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $20 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have been made available, which means new availabilities might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 75% of the listings 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,200 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 2003 and are Class B.