The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Northwest Side region is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 11% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Northwest Side submarket has higher rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 65 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 100% of the available leases in the Northwest 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,120 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1950 and are Class B.