On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Lombard submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 11% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Lombard region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 86 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 38% of the available leases in the Lombard are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 1,360 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1982 and are Class B.