Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Near West Side submarket has higher rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 20 listings have been posted online, which means spaces might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 100% of the office spaces in the Near West Side are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,410 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 5 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1925 and are Class B.