Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Palatine submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have been listed, which means new listings are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 33% of the office spaces in the Palatine 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 6,550 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 3 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1975 and are Class B.