The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Fredericksburg region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $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 less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 23 listings have been posted online, which means listings might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 1,400 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1984 and are Class B.