The typical asking rate per listing is in the $40's per square foot per year. The Essex Village region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $50 per sqft per year. That's a Inf% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have come on the market, which means listings are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 470 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1920.