On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Kirkland region is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $10 per sqft per year. That's a 27% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Seattle Metropolitan Area market, the Kirkland region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 25 listings have been posted online, which means listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 16% of the listings in the Kirkland are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 4,620 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1987 and are Class A.