Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Lakeview region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $35 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Lakeview region has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 11 listings have been listed, which means leases most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 82% of the listings in the Lakeview 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,150 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 2001 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Construction is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by motorcycle is the most popular way to get to work amongst Lakeview folk. Commuting close to an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.