The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Sterling region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $33 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Washington D.C. market, the Sterling submarket has greater rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 0 listings have come on the market, which means listings are probably leasing quickly. 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 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 3 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1991 and are Class A.