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 undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been made available, which means listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 100% of the available space in the Highland are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,300 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1978 and are Class A.