Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Humboldt Park region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have been listed, which means spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 17% of the listings in the Humboldt Park are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 400 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 3 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1950 and are Class B.