On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Seattle submarket is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 466 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 14% of the listings in the Seattle are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,700 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1982 and are Class A.