The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Rhode Island region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 8% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 228 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 34% of the available leases in the Rhode Island 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,130 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1950 and are Class B.