On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The West End submarket is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $29 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the West End submarket has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 100% of the available leases in the West End are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 10,280 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 4 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1980 and are Class A.
Wholesale trade is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst West End occupants. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.