The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Cranston submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the Cranston region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been listed, which means office spaces might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,300 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1950 and are Class Class A.