Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Southern Gateway region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have been posted online, which means spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 100% of the available leases in the Southern Gateway 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 2,010 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 2005 and are Class A.