On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Canal region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $25 per sqft per year. That's a Inf% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Bay Area market, the Canal region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have come on the market, which means listings are probably going fast. 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 1,120 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1982 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Professional services is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Canal folk. Commuting under 5 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.