Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Near West Side submarket has greater rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 20 listings have been made available, which means office spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 80% of the office spaces in the Near West Side are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,410 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 5 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1925 and are Class B.