On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The First Side submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $22 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Pittsburgh market, the First Side region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 17 listings have been listed, which means new listings are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 4,560 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 5 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1910 and are Class B.
Arts, entertainment, and restaurants are the dominant industries in this area. Most of the occupants of First Side work from home. Commuting around an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.