Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Germantown submarket is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $2 per sqft per year. That's a 7% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Germantown region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 15 listings have been listed, which means new listings might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 7% of the available space in the Germantown are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,000 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 1 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 2002 and are Class B.