On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The West Oakland submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $23 per sqft per year. That's a 59% decrease in rent.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have come on the market, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 333% of the office spaces in the West 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 8,240 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1956 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Education is the dominant industry in this region. Most of the folk of West Oakland work from home. Commuting close to 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.