Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the Lafayette region has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 20 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 15% of the listings in the Lafayette 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 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 2,236 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 3 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1981 and are Class B.