The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Rhode Island region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $3 per sqft per year. That's a 15% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 87 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 3% of the available leases in the Rhode Island 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 4,290 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1938 and are Class B.