Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The West Oakland region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $11 per sqft per year. That's a 40% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have been posted online, which means leases most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 4,500 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 2 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1955 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 occupants of West 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.