Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Near West Side region has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 20 listings have been posted online, 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,050 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 5 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1925 and are Class B.