Compared to the rest of the Bay Area market, the Civic Center region has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been listed, which means leases most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 25% of the available leases in the Civic Center are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,880 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 4 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1912 and are Class B.
A large portion of this region is residential, but there's plenty of office_space. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Civic Center residents. Commuting close to 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.