On average, listings lease in the $40's per square foot per year. The Bellevue region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $3 per sqft per year. That's a 6% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Seattle Metropolitan Area market, the Bellevue submarket has higher rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 99 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 8% of the available leases in the Bellevue 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 7,620 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1984 and are Class A.