On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The James City County submarket is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $18 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 31 listings have been listed, which means listings are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 65% of the listings in the James City County 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 1,720 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 1 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 2000 and are Class A.