Compared to the rest of the Birmingham market, the Irondale submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 11 listings have been listed, which means office spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 700 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1987 and are Class A.