Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The North Side region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $10 per sqft per year. That's a 58% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Pittsburgh market, the North Side region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 21 listings have been posted online, which means new listings are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 5% of the available space in the North Side are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 4,000 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 3 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1998 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 market. Most of the folk 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.