Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The South Bend submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 17% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 31 listings have come on the market, which means spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 132% of the available space in the South Bend 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,920 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1970 and are Class B.