The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Fairfield region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $2 per sqft per year. That's a 6% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Fairfield market, the Fairfield region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 548 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 5% of the available leases in the Fairfield 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 3,100 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1980 and are Class A.