On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Hartford submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 7% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Hartford market, the Hartford region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 71 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the available space in the Hartford are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,300 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 3 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1950 and are Class A.