Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Downtown New Haven region is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $4 per sqft per year. That's a 14% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 1,480 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 3 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1900 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Waste services is the dominant industry in this region. Most of the folk of Downtown New Haven work from home. Commuting approximately 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.