On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Laurel region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $24 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Laurel submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have been posted online, which means leases most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 260% of the available space in the Laurel 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,500 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1988 and are Class B.