The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The North Side region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $34 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Pittsburgh market, the North Side submarket has higher rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 40 listings have been made available, which means spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 20% of the listings in the North Side are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 13,700 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1982 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this area. Most of the folk of North Side work from home. Commuting approximately an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.