Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The South Bend submarket is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 31 listings have been made available, which means new listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 5,180 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1971 and are Class B.