Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Whatcom County submarket is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $4 per sqft per year. That's a 25% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 28 listings have come on the market, which means spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 96% of the available space in the Whatcom County are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 4,000 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1993 and are Class A.