Compared to the rest of the Philadelphia market, the University City region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 14 listings have been made available, which means new availabilities most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 36% of the available space in the University City 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 6,910 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 9 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1978 and are Class A.