Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Albany region is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $34 per sqft per year. That's a 47% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the Albany region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have come on the market, which means leases might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 133% of the office spaces in the Albany are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,090 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1990 and are Class B.