The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The West Hartford region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 8% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 20 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. 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 1,700 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1956 and are Class B.