The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Deerfield region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 14% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Deerfield region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 17 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 6% of the office spaces in the Deerfield are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. 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 3,330 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 4 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1986 and are Class A.