On average, listings lease in the $30's per square foot per year. The East Bay submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 4% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the East Bay submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 895 listings have come on the market, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 5% of the office spaces in the East Bay are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. 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 2,570 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1983 and are Class A.