On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Northlake region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $16 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Northlake region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have been posted online, which means leases are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 10,000 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market were built in 1990.