Compared to the rest of the Pittsburgh market, the Shadyside submarket has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have been posted online, which means leases most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 60,000 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 6 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1991 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Waste services is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by taxi is the most popular way to get to work amongst Shadyside folk. Commuting close to 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.