The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Southwest San Francisco region is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 8% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Bay Area market, the Southwest San Francisco submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 23 listings have been posted online, which means spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 4% of the available space in the Southwest San Francisco are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,910 sqft. Most buildings in this market are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1933 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Finance and insurance are the dominant industries in this area. Most of the residents of Southwest San Francisco work from home. Commuting around 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.