Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Civic Center submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $17 per sqft per year. That's a 30% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Bay Area market, the Civic Center submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 25% of the available space in the Civic Center 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 8,500 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 4 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1912 and are Class B.
A large portion of this area is residential, but there's plenty of office_space. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Civic Center occupants. Commuting around 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.