Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the The Loop region has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 200 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 8% of the available leases in the The Loop are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,580 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 23 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1929 and are Class B.