Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Northwest Side region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 65 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 98% of the available space in the Northwest Side 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,120 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1950 and are Class B.