On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Rhode Island submarket is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $28 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 228 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 50% of the listings in the Rhode Island are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 3,000 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1945 and are Class B.