The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Northeast Philadelphia submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $18 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Philadelphia market, the Northeast Philadelphia region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have come on the market, which means leases 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 4,000 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1961 and are Class B.