The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Newport News County region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 14% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 35 listings have been posted online, which means listings 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,210 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 1 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1989 and are Class B.