The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Roanoke submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $3 per sqft per year. That's a 16% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 78 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the available leases in the Roanoke are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,000 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1953 and are Class B.