The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Blount County region is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 17% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been listed, which means new listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 525% of the listings in the Blount 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,700 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1957 and are Class Class B.