The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Auburn region is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $20 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Seattle Metropolitan Area market, the Auburn submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 200% of the available space in the Auburn 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.
Even though the median size is 4,200 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1989 and are Class B.