Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Chesapeake region is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $4 per sqft per year. That's a 18% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 51 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the available space in the Chesapeake are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. 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 2,250 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1990 and are Class B.