The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Fredericksburg submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 9% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Fredericksburg region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 20 listings have been made available, which means listings might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 20% of the office spaces in the Fredericksburg are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 2,010 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1980 and are Class B.