The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The North Philadelphia East submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $2 per sqft per year. That's a 8% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Philadelphia market, the North Philadelphia East region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have been listed, which means spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 67% of the listings in the North Philadelphia East 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.
Even though the median size is 19,380 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 7 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1971 and are Class B.