Most listings are in the $50's per square foot per year. The Central Oakland submarket is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $4 per sqft per year. That's a 7% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 113 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 6% of the available leases 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,500 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 4 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1952 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 residents 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.