Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Columbia submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Baltimore market, the Columbia region has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 102 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the office spaces 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,850 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1988 and are Class B.