The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Essex County submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 11% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 265 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 4% of the listings in the Essex County are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,510 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1970 and are Class B.