Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The North Philadelphia East submarket is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Philadelphia market, the North Philadelphia East submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,000 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 7 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1971 and are Class B.