The typical asking rate per listing is 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 $39 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have come on the market, which means spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 167% of the available space in the West Oakland are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 4,000 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1956 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 market. Most of the residents of West Oakland work from home. Commuting around 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.