Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Hammond submarket is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $16 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Hammond submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have been posted online, which means listings might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 38% of the available leases in the Hammond 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,500 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1962 and are Class B.