Most listings are in the $0's per square foot per year. The Central Oakland submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $14 per sqft per year. That's a 100% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have been listed, which means spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 10,000 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Information is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the residents of Central Oakland work from home. Commuting around 20 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.