The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Manchester region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $3 per sqft per year. That's a 12% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the Manchester submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 64 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 2% of the available space in the Manchester are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. 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 3,050 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1915 and are Class Class B.