Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Wakefield submarket is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $21 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the Wakefield submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 5 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 60% of the available leases in the Wakefield 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 1,830 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 4 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1983 and are Class A.