The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The East Bay submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $9 per sqft per year. That's a 35% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have been posted online, which means new availabilities most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 17% of the available space 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 4,000 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1990 and are Class B.
This region is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst East Bay residents. Commuting approximately 15 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.