The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Deerfield submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $20 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Deerfield region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 17 listings have been listed, which means new listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 35% of the available leases in the Deerfield 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 4,840 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 4 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1986 and are Class A.