On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Pleasant Hill region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $2 per sqft per year. That's a 8% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the Pleasant Hill region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have been posted online, which means spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 4,120 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1985 and are Class A.