On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Lawrence region is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 7% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the Lawrence submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 50 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 4% of the listings in the Lawrence are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 4,200 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1905 and are Class C.