On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Batavia region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $16 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Batavia region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have been made available, which means new availabilities might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 83% of the listings in the Batavia 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,720 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1971 and are Class B.