On average, listings lease in the $40's per square foot per year. The Albany region is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $10 per sqft per year. That's a 29% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the Albany 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, 3 listings have come on the market, which means spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 610 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1983 and are Class C.