On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Chesapeake region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $22 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 52 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 102% of the available leases in the Chesapeake are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 1,930 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1989 and are Class B.