Most listings are in the $50's per square foot per year. The Bethesda region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $4 per sqft per year. That's a 7% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Bethesda region has greater rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have been listed, which means leases are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 14% of the available leases in the Bethesda 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 11,160 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 10 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1975 and are Class A.