Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Stratford region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $3 per sqft per year. That's a 13% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Fairfield market, the Stratford submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 9 listings have come on the market, which means spaces might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 11% of the available leases in the Stratford are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 1,800 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1979 and are Class A.