Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The West Oakland submarket is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $11 per sqft per year. That's a 40% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have been posted online, which means spaces might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 4,500 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1955 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Education is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the occupants of West Oakland work from home. Commuting close to 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.