On average, listings lease in the $80's per square foot per year. The Downtown Mountain View region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $87 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Silicon Valley market, the Downtown Mountain View 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, 10 listings have been made available, which means spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 50% of the available leases in the Downtown Mountain View are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 6,130 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 4 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1970 and are Class B.
Education is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Mountain View folk. Commuting around 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.