The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Mission District region is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $32 per sqft per year. That's a 47% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Bay Area market, the Mission District submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 27 listings have been listed, which means office spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 41% of the available space in the Mission District 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,000 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1914 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Utilities is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Mission District folk. Commuting close to 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.