The typical asking rate per listing is in the $60's per square foot per year. The North Beach region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $16 per sqft per year. That's a 19% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Bay Area market, the North Beach submarket has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 25 listings have been posted online, which means office spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 16% of the office spaces in the North Beach 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,940 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 3 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1908 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Public administration is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by taxi is the most popular way to get to work amongst North Beach folk. Commuting between 20 and 25 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.