The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Laurel Lakes submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $22 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Laurel Lakes region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 200% of the office spaces in the Laurel Lakes are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,470 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1987 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Utilities is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Laurel Lakes residents. Commuting approximately 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.