The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Springfield region is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $4 per sqft per year. That's a 18% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 139 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 35% of the listings in the Springfield 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,900 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 1 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1994 and are Class A.