Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Batavia submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have been posted online, which means leases are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 50% of the listings in the Batavia are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 2,720 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1971 and are Class B.