The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Downtown New Haven region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $25 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have been posted online, which means leases might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 467% of the listings in the Downtown New Haven 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,280 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 3 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1900 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Waste services is the dominant industry in this region. Most of the residents of Downtown New Haven work from home. Commuting close to 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.