On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Canal submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $23 per sqft per year. That's a 53% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Bay Area market, the Canal region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have been posted online, which means listings are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 14% of the available space in the Canal 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 920 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1980 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Professional services is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Canal folk. Commuting under 5 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.