The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Lawrence region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 7% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the Lawrence submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 50 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 4% of the available space 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 4,200 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1905 and are Class C.