Compared to the rest of the Greater Baltimore market, the Downtown Columbia submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have been made available, which means new availabilities might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 100% of the listings in the Downtown Columbia 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 11,000 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 4 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1980 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Arts, entertainment, and restaurants are the dominant industries in this region. Most of the folk of Downtown Columbia work from home. Commuting around 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.