On average, listings lease in the $40's per square foot per year. The Jersey City region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $4 per sqft per year. That's a 9% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 41 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 105% of the available leases in the Jersey City are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 4,630 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 11 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1989 and are Class A.