On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Frederick region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 8% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Frederick region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 65 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 68% of the available space in the Frederick 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,090 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1986 and are Class A.