Compared to the rest of the Bay Area market, the Chinatown submarket has higher rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have come on the market, which means spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 214% of the available space in the Chinatown are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 4,050 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 4 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1908 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Real estate is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst Chinatown folk. Commuting more than an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.