On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Vancouver submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $3 per sqft per year. That's a 13% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Portland market, the Vancouver region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 67 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the listings in the Vancouver are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,830 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1992 and are Class A.