The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Southwest San Francisco region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $0 per sqft per year. That's a 2% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Bay Area market, the Southwest San Francisco submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 135 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 1% of the available space in the Southwest San Francisco are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 710 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1933 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Finance and insurance are the dominant industries in this area. Most of the folk of Southwest San Francisco work from home. Commuting approximately 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.