Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Deerfield submarket is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 8% decline in rent.
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 submarket.
In the last 90 days, 17 listings have been made available, which means leases might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 24% of the listings 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 7,880 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 4 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1986 and are Class A.