Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Laurel submarket is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $5 per sqft per year. That's a 29% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Laurel region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have been listed, which means leases are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 properties in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1987 and are Class B.