Compared to the rest of the Birmingham market, the Jefferson County region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 357 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the available leases in the Jefferson County are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. 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 1,820 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1983 and are Class B.