Most listings are in the $0's per square foot per year. The Old Oakland submarket is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $67 per sqft per year. That's a 100% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have come on the market, which means new listings most likley are 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 23,660 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1907 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Education is the dominant industry in this area. Most of the residents of Old Oakland work from home. Commuting close to 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.