Compared to the rest of the Philadelphia market, the North Philadelphia East region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have been made available, which means spaces 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 5,000 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 7 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1971 and are Class B.