Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Newport County submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 8% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 88 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. 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 650 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1840 and are Class B.