On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Fredericksburg submarket is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 10% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Fredericksburg submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 15 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 13% of the available leases in the Fredericksburg are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 1,750 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1978 and are Class B.