Compared to the rest of the Bay Area market, the Northern Waterfront submarket has more expensive rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have come on the market, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 200% of the office spaces in the Northern Waterfront are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. 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 5,400 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 4 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1927 and are Class B.
This area is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Arts, entertainment, and restaurants are the dominant industries in this region. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Northern Waterfront residents. Commuting approximately an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.