Most listings are in the $40's per square foot per year. The Lafayette submarket is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $8 per sqft per year. That's a 20% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the Lafayette submarket has more expensive rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 19 listings have come on the market, which means spaces 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 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 1,510 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1979 and are Class B.