The typical asking rate per listing is in the $40's per square foot per year. The Lafayette region is experiencing 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 make a great offer to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 18 listings have been listed, which means leases are probably going fast. 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 2,240 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 3 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1979 and are Class B.