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, 224 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 3% of the listings 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,180 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1983 and are Class B.