The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Stratford submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $29 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Fairfield market, the Stratford submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 9 listings have been posted online, which means leases are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 67% of the available space in the Stratford 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,360 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1979 and are Class A.