Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the Richmond region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 14 listings have been made available, which means new listings might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 64% of the listings in the Richmond are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 2,810 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1978 and are Class A.