The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Northeast Philadelphia submarket is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $18 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Philadelphia market, the Northeast Philadelphia submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have been posted online, which means spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 4,000 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1961 and are Class B.