The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The West Side submarket is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $11 per sqft per year. That's a 44% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the West Side region has more expensive rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 55 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 4% of the office spaces in the West Side are subleases, so you will probably have to consider a longer term lease. 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 3,280 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1926 and are Class B.