On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The South Side region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $15 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have been made available, which means spaces might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 300% of the available space in the South Side 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 3,750 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 4 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1928 and are Class A.
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 area. Most of the occupants of South Side work from home. Commuting around an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.