On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The St. Charles submarket is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 11% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the St. Charles region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 9 listings have been listed, which means office spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 133% of the office spaces in the St. Charles 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 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 market are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1986 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Waste services is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst St. Charles residents. Commuting approximately 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.