On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Fife region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 11% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Seattle Metropolitan Area market, the Fife submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 5 listings have been posted online, which means new listings are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 60% of the office spaces in the Fife 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,020 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1987 and are Class A.