On average, listings lease in the $40's per square foot per year. The Sunnyvale West region is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $48 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Silicon Valley market, the Sunnyvale West region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have been posted online, which means leases are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 33% of the available leases in the Sunnyvale West 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,840 sqft. Most buildings in this area were built in 1973 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Waste services is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by taxi is the most popular way to get to work amongst Sunnyvale West folk. Commuting approximately an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.