On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Des Plaines submarket is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 12% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Des Plaines submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 26 listings have been listed, which means office spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 2,690 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1973 and are Class B.