On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Capitol Hill region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $6 per sqft per year. That's a 20% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Seattle Metropolitan Area market, the Capitol Hill submarket has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 33% of the available leases in the Capitol Hill 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,430 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1922 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Public administration is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by taxi is the most popular way to get to work amongst Capitol Hill occupants. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.