The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Tompkins County region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $33 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 200% of the available space in the Tompkins County 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 1,780 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 12 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1978 and are Class A.