Most listings are in the $50's per square foot per year. The Central Oakland submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $2 per sqft per year. That's a 4% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 166 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 6% of the office spaces in the Central Oakland are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,090 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 4 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1951 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Waste services is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the occupants of Central Oakland work from home. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.