Most listings are in the $40's per square foot per year. The Downtown Lafayette submarket is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $48 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the Downtown Lafayette submarket has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 5 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 1,510 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1983 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Arts, entertainment, and restaurants are the dominant industries in this region. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Lafayette occupants. Commuting around 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.