On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The North Valley submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $6 per sqft per year. That's a 25% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 35 listings have come on the market, which means spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 106% of the listings in the North Valley are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,980 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1984 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Information is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by motorcycle is the most popular way to get to work amongst North Valley occupants. Commuting more than an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.