Most listings are in the $60's per square foot per year. The Downtown Oakland region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $67 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 114 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 70% of the available space in the Downtown 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,400 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 4 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1931 and are Class B.
A large portion of this region is residential, but there's plenty of office_space. Arts, entertainment, and restaurants are the dominant industries in this area. Commute by taxi is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Oakland residents. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.