Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Chesapeake region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 52 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the available leases 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 1,840 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1990 and are Class B.