On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Lawrence submarket is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $2 per sqft per year. That's a 10% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the Lawrence region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 41 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,380 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1905 and are Class C.