Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The University City region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $2 per sqft per year. That's a 13% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 9 listings have been made available, which means spaces 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,380 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1960 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this area. Most of the folk of University City work from home. Commuting under 5 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.