The typical asking rate per listing is in the $0's per square foot per year. The Southwest Side region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $28 per sqft per year. That's a 100% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 5 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 20% of the listings 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.
Even though the median size is 8,890 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1950 and are Class A.