The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Central Novato submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $2 per sqft per year. That's a 4% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Bay Area market, the Central Novato region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 12 listings have been made available, which means leases are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 200% of the available space in the Central Novato are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 950 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1987 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Health care is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst Central Novato residents. Commuting around 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.