The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The West End submarket is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $20 per sqft per year. That's a 50% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the West End region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been posted online, which means new listings might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 150% of the listings in the West End 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 20,250 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 1 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1988 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst West End folk. Commuting around 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.