Most listings are in the $40's per square foot per year. The DePaul submarket is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $44 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the DePaul region has higher rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have been listed, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 890 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1925 and are Class C.