Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The North Side region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $36 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the North Side region has greater rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 39 listings have come on the market, which means leases are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 141% of the available space in the North Side are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 950 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1958 and are Class B.