On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Pleasant Hill region is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $13 per sqft per year. That's a 77% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the Pleasant Hill submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 13 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. 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 2,320 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1984 and are Class B.