On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Hartford region is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 16% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Hartford market, the Hartford region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 96 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the office spaces in the Hartford are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term 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 1,530 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 3 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1932 and are Class A.