On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Albany submarket is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 59 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the listings in the Albany are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,240 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1977 and are Class A.