Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Northwest Philadelphia submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $11 per sqft per year. That's a 34% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Philadelphia market, the Northwest Philadelphia region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 12 listings have come on the market, which means leases are probably 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,320 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 3 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1905 and are Class C.