Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The West Side submarket is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 9% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the West Side region has higher rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 40 listings have come on the market, which means listings might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 138% of the available space in the West 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 3,140 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1925 and are Class B.