Most listings are in the $60's per square foot per year. The South of Market region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $66 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Bay Area market, the South of Market submarket has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 123 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 138% of the listings in the South of Market 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 7,000 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1923 and are Class B.
This region is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Agriculture is the dominant industry in this area. Most of the residents of South of Market work from home. Commuting around 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.