Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The South Side submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $21 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have been made available, which means new listings are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 700% 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,750 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 4 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1918 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 market. Most of the folk of South Side work from home. Commuting approximately an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.