Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Fox Valley region has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 16 listings have been made available, which means office spaces might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 6% of the available space in the Fox Valley are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 850 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 2005 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Information is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Fox Valley occupants. Commuting more than an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.