On average, listings lease in the $50's per square foot per year. The Northwest San Francisco submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 3% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Bay Area market, the Northwest San Francisco 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, 41 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 7% of the office spaces in the Northwest San Francisco 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,280 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1917 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 area. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Northwest San Francisco folk. Commuting approximately an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.