The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Cornelius submarket is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $13 per sqft per year. That's a 36% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metrolina market, the Cornelius submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 5 listings have been listed, which means leases most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 20% of the listings in the Cornelius 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 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 2,460 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 2000 and are Class A.