On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Whatcom County submarket is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $4 per sqft per year. That's a 20% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 28 listings have been listed, which means listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 1,340 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1985 and are Class B.