The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Columbia submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 13% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 44 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 102% of the available space in the Columbia 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 1,500 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1997 and are Class A.