Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The West End submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $20 per sqft per year. That's a 50% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the West End submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been made available, which means office spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 150% of the listings in the West End 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 20,250 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1988 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst West End folk. Commuting approximately 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.