On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Columbia submarket is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $26 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Baltimore market, the Columbia region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 65 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 74% of the available space in the Columbia 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,590 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1988 and are Class B.