The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Schenectady region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 6% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,300 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1970 and are Class B.