Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Laurel region is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $7 per sqft per year. That's a 26% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Laurel submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
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. About 10% of the available leases in the Laurel are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,940 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1989 and are Class B.