The typical asking rate per listing is in the $50's per square foot per year. The Central San Jose region is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $14 per sqft per year. That's a 35% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Silicon Valley market, the Central San Jose region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 53 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 102% of the listings in the Central San Jose 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,400 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 3 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1974 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Wholesale trade is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Central San Jose residents. Commuting approximately 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.