On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Bridgeport region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 5% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Fairfield market, the Bridgeport submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 39 listings have been made available, which means new availabilities might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 3% of the listings in the Bridgeport are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. 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 5,910 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1985 and are Class A.