The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The North Side region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $10 per sqft per year. That's a 58% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Pittsburgh market, the North Side region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 16 listings have been listed, which means office spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 6% of the available leases in the North Side 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 4,000 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1998 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the residents of North Side work from home. Commuting approximately an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.