The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Chesapeake region is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 57 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the office spaces in the Chesapeake are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term 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 2,110 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1990 and are Class B.