On average, listings lease in the $0's per square foot per year. The Needham submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $33 per sqft per year. That's a 100% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have been posted online, which means office spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 14% of the listings in the Needham 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 6,170 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1974 and are Class A.