Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Framingham submarket is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $2 per sqft per year. That's a 11% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the Framingham submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 12 listings have been posted online, which means listings most likley are 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 1,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 4 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1980 and are Class A.