The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Framingham region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $8 per sqft per year. That's a 50% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the Framingham region has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 31 listings have been listed, which means leases are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, 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 market are approximately 3 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1982 and are Class A.