On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Hillside region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Hillside region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have come on the market, which means leases might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 400% of the available leases in the Hillside are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 5,440 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1985 and are Class B.