The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Manchester submarket is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $3 per sqft per year. That's a 16% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the Manchester submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 237 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 19% of the listings in the Manchester are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 2,350 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1920 and are Class Class B.