The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Albany region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $1 per sqft per year. That's a 5% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have been posted online, which means spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,500 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1950 and are Class B.