The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Novato region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 6% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Bay Area market, the Novato submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 47 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 74% of the office spaces in the Novato are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 2,690 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1987 and are Class A.