Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Center City East region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $38 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Philadelphia market, the Center City East region has higher rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 16 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 88% of the listings in the Center City East 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 12,060 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 5 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1924 and are Class A.