The typical asking rate per listing is in the $70's per square foot per year. The Albany submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $72 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the Albany region has more expensive rates, and you'll need to pay a premium to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have been made available, which means listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 100% of the available space in the Albany 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1983 and are Class B.