The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Stamford submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 7% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Fairfield market, the Stamford region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 77 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 14% of the listings in the Stamford are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 4,860 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 4 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1979 and are Class B.