The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Downtown Concord submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $4 per sqft per year. That's a 14% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the Downtown Concord region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 29 listings have come on the market, which means listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 3% of the available space in the Downtown Concord are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. 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 2,700 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 4 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1985 and are Class A.
A large portion of this market is residential, but there's plenty of office_space. Education is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Concord occupants. Commuting more than an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.