The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The South Bend region is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 31 listings have come on the market, which means leases most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 5,180 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1971 and are Class B.