The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Gainesville region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $10 per sqft per year. That's a 32% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Gainesville region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have been made available, which means office spaces most likley are leasing quickly. 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.
Even though the median size is 9,600 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 2001 and are Class B.