The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Springfield submarket is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 6% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 31 listings have been posted online, which means leases most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 126% of the listings in the Springfield 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,570 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1989 and are Class A.