Most listings are in the $40's per square foot per year. The Alexandria submarket is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $4 per sqft per year. That's a 9% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Alexandria submarket has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 64 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 3% of the available leases in the Alexandria are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term 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.
Even though the median size is 2,620 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 4 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1983 and are Class B.