The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Hartford submarket is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $3 per sqft per year. That's a 16% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Hartford market, the Hartford submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 96 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the available leases in the Hartford 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,530 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 3 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1932 and are Class A.