On average, listings lease in the $40's per square foot per year. The East Bay region is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 5% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the East Bay region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 721 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 61% of the listings in the East Bay 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,860 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1983 and are Class B.