The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The North Bay region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $40 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 323 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 76% of the available leases in the North Bay 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,100 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1984 and are Class B.