On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Malden submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $31 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the Malden region has greater rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have been made available, which means new availabilities might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 500 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 4 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1920 and are Class B.