Most listings are in the $50's per square foot per year. The South Berkeley submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $59 per sqft per year. That's a Inf% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the South Berkeley region has greater rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 5 listings have been posted online, which means office spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,250 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 3 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1971 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Health care is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the residents of South Berkeley work from home. Commuting between 20 and 25 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.