Most listings are in the $0's per square foot per year. The Palatine submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $20 per sqft per year. That's a 100% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been made available, which means listings might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1980 and are Class A.