Most listings are in the $90's per square foot per year. The Chinatown region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $96 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Bay Area market, the Chinatown region has more expensive rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have been listed, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 257% of the office spaces in the Chinatown 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 7,640 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 4 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1908 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Real estate is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst Chinatown occupants. Commuting more than an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.