The typical asking rate per listing is in the $60's per square foot per year. The DePaul region is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $61 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the DePaul region has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been listed, which means office spaces might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 650% of the listings in the DePaul are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 180 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 3 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1927 and are Class C.