On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Belmont region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $6 per sqft per year. That's a 27% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metrolina market, the Belmont region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have come on the market, which means spaces most likley are going fast. 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 100,000 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1999 and are Class A.