Compared to the rest of the Richmond market, the City Center submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 16 listings have been made available, which means spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 13% of the available leases in the City Center are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 790 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 4 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1930 and are Class C.
This area is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Finance and insurance are the dominant industries in this market. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst City Center folk. Commuting under 5 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.