The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Beard submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $32 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Bay Area market, the Beard submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have been posted online, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 10% of the office spaces in the Beard 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,210 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1978 and are Class C.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Arts, entertainment, and restaurants are the dominant industries in this market. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Beard occupants. Commuting around 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.