Most listings are in the $90's per square foot per year. The Chinatown submarket is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $9 per sqft per year. That's a 9% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Bay Area market, the Chinatown region has greater rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have been listed, which means office spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 29% of the available leases in the Chinatown 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.
Even though the median size is 7,640 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 4 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1908 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Real estate is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst Chinatown occupants. Commuting more than an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.