Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Merrillville submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 17 listings have been posted online, which means new listings are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 76% of the available leases in the Merrillville 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 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 1,770 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1983 and are Class B.