The typical asking rate per listing is in the $40's per square foot per year. The Essex Village region is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 6% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 1 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 100% of the office spaces in the Essex Village 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 470 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1920.