Most listings are in the $40's per square foot per year. The North Berkeley region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 7% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the North Berkeley region has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have been made available, which means office spaces are probably 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 490 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1962.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Professional services is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst North Berkeley folk. Commuting close to 20 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.