Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The East Providence region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 10% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the East Providence region has more expensive rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have been posted online, which means office spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 38% of the available leases in the East Providence 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 500 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1960 and are Class B.