On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The East Bay region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $3 per sqft per year. That's a 21% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have come on the market, which means new listings are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 29% of the available space in the East Bay are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 4,500 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1990 and are Class B.
This market is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst East Bay occupants. Commuting close to 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.