Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The University City submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $4 per sqft per year. That's a 19% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 12 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 7,500 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1959 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the residents of University City work from home. Commuting under 5 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.