Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Southwest Side submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 9 listings have come on the market, which means new listings might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 22% of the available space in the Southwest Side are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,500 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1954 and are Class A.