Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Des Plaines submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 26 listings have been listed, which means spaces might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 227% of the available leases in the Des Plaines are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 2,660 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1973 and are Class B.