On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Vernon Hills submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $18 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Vernon Hills region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 3 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. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,940 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 1 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1990 and are Class B.