On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Albany region is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $34 per sqft per year. That's a Inf% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the Albany region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have been listed, which means new listings might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 420 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1983 and are Class C.