The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Des Plaines submarket is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $8 per sqft per year. That's a 25% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Des Plaines region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 38 listings have been posted online, which means listings might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 3% of the available space in the Des Plaines 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,390 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1973 and are Class B.