On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Oakland Forest submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 15% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Gold Coast market, the Oakland Forest region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have been made available, which means new availabilities 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,700 sqft. Most buildings in this area were built in 1986 and are Class C.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Utilities is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the folk of Oakland Forest work from home. Commuting approximately 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.