Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Valparaiso region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have been posted online, which means leases most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 67% of the office spaces in the Valparaiso 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,450 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1979 and are Class B.