Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The North Side region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $6 per sqft per year. That's a 22% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Pittsburgh market, the North Side region has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 35 listings have been posted online, which means leases might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 3% of the listings in the North Side are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. 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 9,270 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 5 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1982 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this area. Most of the occupants of North Side work from home. Commuting around an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.