On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Ballenger Creek region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $17 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Ballenger Creek region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 33 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 52% of the listings in the Ballenger Creek 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,000 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1996 and are Class A.