Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Downtown Norfolk region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 30 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 3% of the available space in the Downtown Norfolk are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,310 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 9 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1977 and are Class A.
A large portion of this region is residential, but there's plenty of office_space. Utilities is the dominant industry in this region. Most of the occupants of Downtown Norfolk work from home. Commuting under 5 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.