On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Bessemer region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $24 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Birmingham market, the Bessemer region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 0 listings have been listed, which means spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About Inf% of the available leases in the Bessemer 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 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1973 and are Class A.