The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Alexandria region is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $2 per sqft per year. That's a 5% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Alexandria submarket has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 64 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 128% of the available leases in the Alexandria 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 2,520 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 4 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1980 and are Class B.