Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the West Side region has greater rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 40 listings have been posted online, which means spaces might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 5% of the available leases in the West Side are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 6,850 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 3 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1923 and are Class B.