On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Deerfield region is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 8% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Deerfield region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 17 listings have come on the market, which means leases are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 24% of the available leases in the Deerfield 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 7,880 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 4 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1986 and are Class A.