The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The East End region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $5 per sqft per year. That's a 20% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Pittsburgh market, the East End submarket has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 71 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 70% of the available space in the East End 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 6,000 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 3 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1979 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Arts, entertainment, and restaurants are the dominant industries in this market. Commute by motorcycle is the most popular way to get to work amongst East End residents. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.