The typical asking rate per listing is in the $50's per square foot per year. The Civic Center submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $36 per sqft per year. That's a 41% decline 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, 8 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 13% of the listings in the Civic Center are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 5,200 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 4 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1911 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 market. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Civic Center folk. Commuting approximately 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.