Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The North Side submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $6 per sqft per year. That's a 18% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Pittsburgh market, the North Side submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 25 listings have come on the market, which means leases are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 7,850 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 3 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1998 and are Class A.
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 occupants of North Side work from home. Commuting around an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.