Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the Back Bay East submarket has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 14 listings have been made available, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 50% of the available space in the Back Bay East are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 approximately 6 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1920 and are Class A.
A large portion of this market is residential, but there's plenty of office_space. Public administration is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Back Bay East folk. Commuting approximately 20 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.