On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Blackhawk submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $6 per sqft per year. That's a 18% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the Blackhawk region has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have been listed, which means spaces are probably 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,800 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1989 and are Class B.