The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Westmont submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $7 per sqft per year. That's a 27% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Westmont submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 16 listings have been posted online, which means listings 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,730 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1990 and are Class A.