On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The University of Virginia region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $26 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 50% of the available leases in the University of Virginia 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 2,290 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 2 floors.