The typical asking rate per listing is in the $60's per square foot per year. The Central Oakland submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $10 per sqft per year. That's a 16% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 147 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 50% of the office spaces in the Central Oakland are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 3,810 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 3 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1946 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 region. Most of the folk 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.