On average, listings lease in the $50's per square foot per year. The Central Oakland submarket is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 155 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 8% of the office spaces in the Central Oakland are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. 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 3,160 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 4 floors. 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 area. 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.