Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the River West submarket has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities are probably 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,670 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 3 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1998 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Education is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the occupants of River West work from home. Commuting approximately 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.