The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Humboldt Park submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $4 per sqft per year. That's a 20% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Humboldt Park submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have been listed, which means office spaces might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 market are close to 3 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1950 and are Class B.