The typical asking rate per listing is in the $80's per square foot per year. The Civic Center region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $87 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Bay Area market, the Civic Center submarket has more expensive rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been made available, which means listings might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 50% of the office spaces in the Civic Center are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 2,880 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 4 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1912 and are Class B.
A large portion of this market is residential, but there's plenty of office_space. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Civic Center folk. Commuting around 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.