On average, listings lease in the $70's per square foot per year. The Albany submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $27 per sqft per year. That's a 61% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the Albany submarket has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have been made available, which means new availabilities most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 110 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1983 and are Class B.