The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The North Side region is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $6 per sqft per year. That's a 18% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Pittsburgh market, the North Side region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 25 listings have come on the market, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 7,850 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this market 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 close to an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.