On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The North End region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $11 per sqft per year. That's a 57% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Fairfield market, the North End submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have been posted online, which means leases most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 50% of the available leases in the North End 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,080 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1990 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Arts, entertainment, and restaurants are the dominant industries in this market. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst North End residents. Commuting approximately an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.