The typical asking rate per listing is in the $40's per square foot per year. The East Bay submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $45 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the East Bay submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 721 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 71% of the listings in the East Bay 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 2,750 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1983 and are Class B.