The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The University City submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $17 per sqft per year. That's a Inf% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have come on the market, 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,330 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 1 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1966.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this region. Most of the folk of University City work from home. Commuting under 5 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.