The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The West Philadelphia submarket is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $24 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Philadelphia market, the West Philadelphia region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 22 listings have been posted online, which means office spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 36% of the listings in the West 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.
Even though the median size is 6,880 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 3 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1975 and are Class B.