On average, listings lease in the $40's per square foot per year. The Original Daly City submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $45 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Silicon Valley market, the Original Daly City region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have been posted online, which means spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,340 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 9 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 2001 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Real estate is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by bike is the most popular way to get to work amongst Original Daly City residents. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.