Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Downtown Concord region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $3 per sqft per year. That's a 10% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the Downtown Concord submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 33 listings have come on the market, which means listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 3% of the listings in the Downtown Concord are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. 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 3,320 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 4 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1985 and are Class A.
A large portion of this market is residential, but there's plenty of office_space. Education is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Concord folk. Commuting more than an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.