On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Richmond region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $0 per sqft per year. That's a 0% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Richmond market, the Richmond submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 68 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the listings in the Richmond 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,460 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1956 and are Class B.