The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Chittenden County submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 6% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 61 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the office spaces in the Chittenden County 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,050 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1870 and are Class A.