Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Damascus region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 14% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Damascus region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have been made available, which means new listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 3,580 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area were built in 1980 and are Class A.