Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the Providence submarket has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 28 listings have been made available, which means leases might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 11% of the available leases in the 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 4,090 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1930 and are Class B.