Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The North Side region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $7 per sqft per year. That's a 26% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the North Side region has greater rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 39 listings have been listed, which means leases might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,800 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1958 and are Class B.