The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The East Hartford submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $23 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 15 listings have been posted online, which means listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 1,510 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1973 and are Class B.