Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The East Bay submarket is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $4 per sqft per year. That's a 9% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the East Bay region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 721 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 60% of the available space in the East Bay 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,900 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1983 and are Class B.