Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Central East Oakland submarket is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $5 per sqft per year. That's a 20% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the Central East Oakland submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 25 listings have been made available, which means leases might be going fast. 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.
Even though the median size is 3,720 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1970 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Public administration is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the folk of Central East Oakland work from home. Commuting around 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.