The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Whatcom County submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 14% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 74 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. 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 1,550 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1988 and are Class B.