Most listings are in the $60's per square foot per year. The Downtown Oakland region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $5 per sqft per year. That's a 8% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 113 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 5% of the listings in the Downtown Oakland are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. 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 4,000 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 5 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1940 and are Class B.
A large portion of this region is residential, but there's plenty of office_space. Arts, entertainment, and restaurants are the dominant industries in this market. Commute by taxi is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Oakland folk. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.