The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The South End submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $20 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 50% of the office spaces in the South End are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,170 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 4 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1888 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Utilities is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst South End folk. Commuting approximately 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.