Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The St. Charles region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $23 per sqft per year.
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 discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 9 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 78% of the listings in the St. Charles are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,250 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 1 floors. Most buildings in this area 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 market. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst St. Charles folk. Commuting approximately 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.