Compared to the rest of the Philadelphia market, the University City region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 14 listings have been listed, which means listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 36% of the available space in the University City are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 6,910 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 9 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1978 and are Class A.