Most listings are in the $40's per square foot per year. The Alexandria region is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $2 per sqft per year. That's a 5% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Alexandria region has greater rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 125 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the available leases in the Alexandria are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. 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 3,550 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 4 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1983 and are Class B.