Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Newport News submarket is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 35 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 2,190 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1988 and are Class B.