The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Downtown Columbia region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $8 per sqft per year. That's a 47% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been listed, which means office spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 5,600 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 2 floors.
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 public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Columbia folk. Commuting around 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.