The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Asheville submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $7 per sqft per year. That's a 28% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 50 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the listings in the Asheville are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. 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 1,480 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1977 and are Class B.