Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Lawrence submarket is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $22 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the Lawrence region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 50 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 4% of the available leases in the Lawrence are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. 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 4,200 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1905 and are Class C.