On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Downtown Sandy Springs region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $24 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Metro Atlanta market, the Downtown Sandy Springs submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have been posted online, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 10% of the listings in the Downtown Sandy Springs 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 1,850 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1970 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Sandy Springs folk. Commuting around 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.