The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Cranston region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 13% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the Cranston region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 3,880 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1951 and are Class Class A.