On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The Novato submarket is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $40 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Bay Area market, the Novato submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 47 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 79% of the available leases 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,530 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1987 and are Class A.