San Francisco Office Space

1,752 office spaces for rent (438 properties)
Posted Rent ($/sqft/yr) Size (sqft)
x10
Jul 29 133 - 2,645
x1
Jul 17 560
x29
Jul 23 1,705 - 15,621
x13
Jul 10 $44.00 776 - 17,150
x22
Jul 23 781 - 8,228
x4
May 15 2,668 - 9,652
x3
Jun 9 500
x51
Mar 31 1,046 - 46,000
x9
Jul 23 4,102 - 17,866
x42
Jul 11 731 - 9,392
x2
May 21 1,195
x8
Jun 30 $60.00 500
x3
Jul 21 200 - 6,000
x29
Jun 9 4,500 - 8,000
x36
Jul 15 526 - 4,327
x4
Jul 18 319 - 5,710
x12
Jul 21 30,500 - 59,056
x4
Jul 23 $60.94 1,280
x40
Jul 9 1,148 - 3,603
x1
Jul 1 600
x23
Jul 29 505 - 16,208
x1
Jul 23 $33.68 2,850
x7
Jun 26 $21.00 342 - 39,594
x13
Jul 21 $46.00 2,690
x4
Jun 26 5,427
x21
Jul 29 $50.38 1 - 500
x9
Jul 10 35,000 - 35,000
x7
Jul 9 3,799 - 15,850
x1
Jan 28 $20.00 600
x1
Jul 23 2,100
x34
May 22 5,833
x56
Jul 22 $39.00 2,160 - 13,693
x5
Jun 26 876
x1
Jun 26 3,955
x28
Jul 25 3,160 - 17,388
x2
Jun 26 638 - 2,328
x14
Jun 26 41,967
x2
Jul 21 8,650
x62
Jun 23 $48.00 2,890 - 9,455
x3
Jun 26 778
x3
Jun 26 10,530
x60
Jul 2 2,564 - 14,974
x3
Jun 15 3,366 - 9,125
x32
Jul 29 $52.00 2,373 - 6,761
x25
Jul 23 2,400 - 26,118
x1
Dec 11 1,500
x4
Jul 22 23,550
x3
Jun 19 $69.23 780
x6
Jul 23 8,091
x2
Jul 10 $58.00 1,343
x6
Jul 18 17,274
x19
Jun 3 80 - 1,000
x6
Mar 25 3,400
x17
Jul 10 $35.00 3,794 - 34,832
x5
Mar 19 4,539 - 4,580
x8
Jul 14 $30.00 1,900
x31
Jul 22 9,264 - 11,899
x25
Jul 22 $40.42 950
x4
Jun 26 2,424
x1
Jun 26 800
x23
Jun 10 4,500
x4
Jun 6 3,484 - 4,055
x14
Jul 10 $48.00 3,712 - 13,049
x1
Jul 23 $30.00 1,804
x10
Jun 6 6,100
x3
Apr 3 $23.30 6,180
x5
Apr 9 6,034 - 10,107
x0
May 20 $55.00 3,203 - 15,705
x8
Apr 18 4,934
x3
Jun 26 $74.07 265 - 405
x35
Jul 21 $35.00 2,039 - 19,989
x16
Jul 9 $49.00 3,171 - 14,954
x5
May 20 4,731 - 4,736
x3
Jun 6 $48.00 4,000
x3
Jul 9 $61.00 2,440 - 9,240
x5
Jun 9 $51.00 2,431 - 8,104
x3
Jul 1 $55.00 8,463 - 71,614
x12
Jul 10 4,785 - 30,013
x1
Jun 23 $42.00 1,478 - 1,506
x2
Mar 19 9,506 - 14,148
x22
Jul 22 $38.00 10,000
x11
Jun 26 8,392
x1
Jun 6 3,396 - 4,136
x3
Jul 28 1,850
x31
Jul 22 9,343 - 19,909
x9
Jul 2 27,803
x7
Jun 26 2,100
x7
Jun 3 1,887 - 9,054
x4
Jul 2 $114.97 167
x4
Jul 10 1,301 - 20,824
x5
Jul 24 $32.32 800
x4
Jun 25 13,444
x10
Jul 22 $31.80 1,824
x51
Jul 24 $32.54 1,475 - 2,228
x2
Jun 4 286 - 2,362
x3
Oct 11 $26.00 20,400
x14
Jul 24 $51.00 200 - 5,566
x1
Dec 17 $42.00 3,806
x10
Jul 28 $28.67 139 - 2,858
x3
Jun 26 $72.00 525 - 2,588

San Francisco

Office Lease Market Report

Average Rate ($/sqft/yr)
$46.01
High: $114.97 | Low: $20.00
Average Size (sqft)
7,171
High: 71,614 | Low: 133

Last Updated July 24, 2014

San Francisco Office & Commercial Space

Since the days of the Gold Rush, San Francisco has served as an important business hub in the western United States. It attracts and supports a range of industries. As the base of some of the countries largest banks, San Francisco has found its place as a center for World Commerce. Since WWII, San Francisco has served as a technology hub. Nearby Silicon Valley, along with Stanford University are considered to be the places where the technology boom began. Today, more than 2,800 Bay Area companies produce computers, semiconductors, and related components. The Bay also houses major Aerospace industries such as NASA and Lockheed, in which major research facilities are maintained. San Francisco’s industry doesn’t stop there. One third of the total worldwide biotechnology workforce is employed in San Francisco. They work in many of the several hundred medical science companies in the area. Tourism, education, apparel, and restaurants have also found their place in San Francisco.

A savvy businessperson would not let up the chance to be based in a business capital like San Francisco. Not only do new companies have the option to do business with the best technology but the best people as well. With the aid of top university Stanford, San Francisco is a hiring mecca. Also, there are a variety of government programs available to San Franciscans that have facilitated the introduction of a new business.

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Office Space Lease Trends

San Francisco’s commercial real estate trends have been favorable recently, amid the economic renewal the state of California and the entire country has been experiencing. Leasing activity continues to drive growth in the sector, with top-market areas indicating an asking rental price of $60 per square foot, while middle-market areas command a tag around $50 per square foot.

Office space seems aplenty, with the total supply estimated at 73 million square feet and a vacancy rate at 11.2%. In this context, rent will continue to increase, on average by 10%, to absorb the higher demand. Hot markets to look for in San Francisco include South Financial District, South of Market, North Financial District, Union Square and Mid-Market. One clear proof of the hot demand is the relatively high percentage (51%) of commercial real estate that is under construction, yet has already been pre-leased.

Economic Overview

The city has received many accolades for its stunning hallmarks, clean environment and steadfast focus on culture and the arts. Thus, tourism remains San Francisco’s number one economic sector, representing its largest private-sector employer. Other key sectors include finance; entertainment, with Hollywood not too far; hospitality and technology, especially since the city’s economy has become increasingly tied to Silicon Valley and San Jose, the southern neighboring agglomerations. The tech sector is gradually becoming prominent, with well-known web-based businesses establishing their global headquarters in San Francisco. These include the Wikimedia Foundation, Twitter, Airbnb, Zynga, Square and Craigslist.

San Francisco at a Glance

Call it San Francisco, the City and County of San Francisco, the City by the Bay, or any other nickname you can think of but San Francisco remains the main economic and cultural engine of the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. With a metro population estimated at 4 million, the city remains a diverse hotbed of financial, social and cultural forces in the West and in the whole country.

San Francisco is probably the easiest city in California to navigate without a car. There are many options available for the carless wanderer. The vast public transportation network, known as “the Muni” serves more than 200 million riders per year. Consisting of historic streetcars, buses, and subways, Muni is readily available for tenants of the city as well as tourists. In addition to Muni, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, known as BART, also travels through San Francisco - from the bustling Financial District all the way to San Francisco International Airport, connecting travelers from SF, the East Bay, and the Peninsula.

San Francisco offers great waterfront views from many neighborhoods. The Golden Gate Bridge is one of its biggest attractions, bringing in over 10 million visitors each year. With a Mediterranean climate, its easy to see why many have opted to stay there.

Where to Rent in San Francisco

Out of 5 major districts in San Francisco, there are as many as 36 neighborhoods. However, despite rising costs of rent, vacancies in San Francisco office spaces have stayed below 10%. One of the oldest neighborhoods in San Francisco, South Park, houses many of the most innovative technology companies in the World. The beautiful houses provide office space with more warmth than the average building. The Mission Bay neighborhood, newly built on a landfill in San Francisco Bay has seen a rapid growth of new office buildings and luxury condominiums. It now is the center for biotechnology companies and the new UCSF research campus. Finally, 181 Fremont St. is seeing some construction with Boston Properties.

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