The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The East End submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Pittsburgh market, the East End submarket has higher rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 22 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 5% of the listings in the East End are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. 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 6,050 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 3 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1978 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Arts, entertainment, and restaurants are the dominant industries in this region. Commute by motorcycle is the most popular way to get to work amongst East End occupants. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.