Most listings are in the $50's per square foot per year. The Central Oakland region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $4 per sqft per year. That's a 7% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 117 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 9% of the listings in the Central Oakland are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. 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 2,530 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 4 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1952 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.