On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Reading submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $1 per sqft per year. That's a 8% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 29 listings have been listed, which means listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 3,200 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 3 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1920 and are Class B.