On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Dover region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $5 per sqft per year. That's a 20% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the Dover region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 44 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 27% of the available leases in the Dover are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,500 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1945 and are Class B.