The typical asking rate per listing is in the $0's per square foot per year. The East Palo Alto region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $36 per sqft per year. That's a 100% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 1 listings have come on the market, which means leases are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 100% of the listings in the East Palo Alto 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 6,500 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 6 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 2001 and are Class A.