The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Frederick region is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 13% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Frederick submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 44 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the office spaces in the Frederick 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,700 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1984 and are Class A.