Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Essex County region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $1 per sqft per year. That's a 6% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 507 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 22% of the listings in the Essex County 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,530 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1970 and are Class B.