Compared to the rest of the Bay Area market, the Novato submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 36 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 8% of the listings in the Novato are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,240 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1987 and are Class B.