Compared to the rest of the Bay Area market, the Northern Waterfront submarket has greater rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 17 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 29% of the listings in the Northern Waterfront 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 4,950 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 4 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1927 and are Class B.
This area is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Arts, entertainment, and restaurants are the dominant industries in this market. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Northern Waterfront residents. Commuting around an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.