The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Pittsburgh region is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 5% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 190 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 3% of the available leases in the Pittsburgh are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. 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 2,870 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 4 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1940 and are Class B.