On average, listings lease in the $50's per square foot per year. The Central Oakland region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $2 per sqft per year. That's a 4% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 156 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 6% of the office spaces 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,090 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 3 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1951 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 region. Most of the occupants 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.