On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Essex County submarket is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $1 per sqft per year. That's a 7% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 507 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the office spaces in the Essex County are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. 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 1,800 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1970 and are Class B.