On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Gainesville region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $12 per sqft per year. That's a 57% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Gainesville region has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have been made available, which means spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 9,600 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 2001 and are Class B.