On average, listings lease in the $40's per square foot per year. The Lafayette submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $8 per sqft per year. That's a 20% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the Lafayette submarket has higher rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 19 listings have been made available, which means office spaces 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,510 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 3 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1979 and are Class B.