Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Charlottesville submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $14 per sqft per year. That's a 78% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have been listed, which means new listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 1,430 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1951 and are Class A.