The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The East Providence region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $29 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the East Providence region has higher rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have been made available, which means office spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 54% of the available leases in the East Providence 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 500 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 1 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1960 and are Class B.