Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Merrifield submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 2% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Merrifield region has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 11 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 9% of the listings in the Merrifield are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,750 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 6 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1986 and are Class A.