On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Highland region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $17 per sqft per year. That's a Inf% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Highland submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been made available, which means new availabilities might be leasing quickly. 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 2,450 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1968 and are Class Class A.