The typical asking rate per listing is in the $50's per square foot per year. The Downtown San Jose region is going through a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $59 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Silicon Valley market, the Downtown San Jose region has greater rates, and you'll need to make a great offer to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 48 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 98% of the available leases in the Downtown San Jose 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 3,000 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 6 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1975 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. Most of the folk of Downtown San Jose work from home. Commuting approximately an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.