Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Bethesda submarket has higher rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 23 listings have been made available, which means leases might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 70% of the listings in the Bethesda are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 2,400 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 10 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1980 and are Class A.