On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Columbia submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 2% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Baltimore market, the Columbia submarket has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 65 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 5% of the available leases in the Columbia are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,840 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.