Most listings are in the $50'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 $12 per sqft per year. That's a 26% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Bay Area market, the Civic Center region has greater rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 11 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 9% of the available leases in the Civic Center are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. 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 5,000 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 4 floors. Most buildings in this market 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 occupants. Commuting close to 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.