The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Columbia region is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 11% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 80 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 6% of the available leases in the Columbia 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 7,537 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1970 and are Class B.