Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Northwest Philadelphia submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $0 per sqft per year. That's a 0% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Philadelphia market, the Northwest Philadelphia region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 14 listings have been made available, which means new availabilities might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 36% of the listings in the Northwest Philadelphia 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 420 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 3 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1905 and are Class C.