On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Ballenger Creek submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $9 per sqft per year. That's a 56% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Ballenger Creek submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 33 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 6,320 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 3 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1996 and are Class A.