Compared to the rest of the Bay Area market, the Northwest San Francisco submarket has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot submarket.
In the last 90 days, 45 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 11% of the available leases in the Northwest San Francisco 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1917 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. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Northwest San Francisco residents. Commuting close to an hour and a half a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.