On average, listings lease in the $40's per square foot per year. The Canal submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $44 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Bay Area market, the Canal submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have been made available, which means spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 29% of the available leases in the Canal 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,580 sqft. Most properties in this area are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1980 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Professional services is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by public transit is the most popular way to get to work amongst Canal folk. Commuting under 5 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.