The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Worcester region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 6% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the Worcester region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 12 listings have been made available, which means office spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 17% of the available leases in the Worcester 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.
Even though the median size is 5,450 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 1 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1986 and are Class A.