Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The East Providence region is seeing a an increase 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 East Providence region has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have been made available, which means new listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 54% of the available leases in the East Providence 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 500 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1960 and are Class B.