Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the Richmond region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 9 listings have come on the market, which means spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,500 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1991 and are Class A.