Compared to the rest of the Pittsburgh market, the North Side submarket has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 40 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 5% of the office spaces in the North Side are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term 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 6,400 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 3 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1982 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 region. Most of the occupants 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.