Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the Waltham region has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 32 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 16% of the listings in the Waltham 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 5,700 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 4 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1981 and are Class A.