On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Statesville submarket is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $9 per sqft per year. That's a 38% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metrolina market, the Statesville submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 50% of the available leases in the Statesville are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 1,700 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1985 and are Class B.