In the last 90 days, 147 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 5% of the listings in the Central Oakland 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,840 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1946 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Waste services is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the folk of Central Oakland work from home. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.