Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The West Berkeley region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $1 per sqft per year. That's a 2% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the West Berkeley region has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 15 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 7% of the available space in the West Berkeley are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 6,690 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1961 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Agriculture is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst West Berkeley occupants. Commuting close to 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.