The typical asking rate per listing is in the $50's per square foot per year. The Central Oakland region is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $55 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 147 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 66% of the available space in the Central Oakland are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,840 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 3 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1946 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Waste services is the dominant industry in this region. Most of the occupants of Central Oakland work from home. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.