Most listings are in the $30'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 went up $6 per sqft per year. That's a 22% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Pittsburgh market, the North Side submarket has higher rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 35 listings have been posted online, which means leases most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 3% of the available leases 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 9,270 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 5 stories. 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 area. Most of the folk of North Side work from home. Commuting around an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.