Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The La Plata region is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $3 per sqft per year. That's a 17% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the La Plata region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have come on the market, which means leases are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 1,200 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 4 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 2007 and are Class A.