The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Crystal Lake submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 16% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Crystal Lake submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 31 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 100% of the available leases in the Crystal Lake 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,550 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1996 and are Class A.