The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The North Bethesda submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $13 per sqft per year. That's a 32% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the North Bethesda region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have been made available, which means leases most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,760 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 6 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1978 and are Class A.