The typical asking rate per listing is in the $40's per square foot per year. The Jersey City region is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $3 per sqft per year. That's a 6% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 42 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 12% of the available space in the Jersey City 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 18,780 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 12 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1988 and are Class A.