Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Sterling submarket has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 0 listings have been posted online, which means spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About Inf% of the available space in the Sterling 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 5,180 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 3 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1991 and are Class A.