On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Bucktown submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $7 per sqft per year. That's a 17% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Bucktown region has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,600 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1940 and are Class B.
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. Commute by motorcycle is the most popular way to get to work amongst Bucktown residents. Commuting under 5 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.