The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The South End region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $6 per sqft per year. That's a 29% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been made available, which means spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 25% of the available leases in the South End are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,460 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 4 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1888 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Utilities is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst South End residents. Commuting around 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.