Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The River West submarket is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $25 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the River West submarket has higher rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been made available, which means new availabilities might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 25% of the office spaces in the River West 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 1,470 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 3 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1998 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Education is the dominant industry in this area. Most of the folk of River West work from home. Commuting close to 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.