On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The East Providence submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 8% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the East Providence region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have come on the market, which means leases most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 11,000 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1955 and are Class B.