On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Bridgeport region is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Fairfield market, the Bridgeport region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 22 listings have been posted online, which means new listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 18% of the office spaces in the Bridgeport are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 1,520 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1984 and are Class A.