Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the West Town submarket has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 15 listings have been listed, which means listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 147% of the available leases in the West Town are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 5,000 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 3 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1929 and are Class B.