On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Alabama region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 7% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 667 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the available leases in the Alabama are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. 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 2,200 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1985 and are Class B.