Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Columbus region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 10% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Columbus market, the Columbus region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 216 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the available leases in the Columbus are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. 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 4,060 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1978 and are Class B.