Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Cranston region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $4 per sqft per year. That's a 17% decrease 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 region.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have been posted online, which means office spaces 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 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 2,240 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1955 and are Class Class A.