The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Springfield submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $21 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 38 listings have come on the market, which means spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 29% of the available space in the Springfield 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 7,000 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1915 and are Class A.