The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The North Bay submarket is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $2 per sqft per year. That's a 8% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 362 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 4% of the available leases in the North Bay 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 1,750 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1985 and are Class A.