Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Richmond submarket is going through a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 3% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the Richmond submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 14 listings have been listed, which means office spaces might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 14% of the available space in the Richmond are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. 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 5,710 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1978 and are Class A.