The typical asking rate per listing is in the $40's per square foot per year. The Essex Village region is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $50 per sqft per year. That's a Inf% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been made available, which means leases are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 470 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1920.