East Bay/Oakland office market reports

Q2 2021: The East Bay/Oakland vacancy is made up mostly smaller size ranges (under 20,000 sf) but the number of full-floor availabilities has been on the upswing. A few sizeable leases would help to bring vacancy back down to historical averages.

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Demand has been similar pre and post COVID. It is still early in the return to office process and companies have yet to make solid real estate decisions. The shakeout may lead to more subleases coming to the market during the second half of 2021.


Economic conditions

Reopening efforts and higher vaccination rates have allowed the East Bay/Oakland unemployment rate to rebound from a high of 14.6 percent in April 2020 to 6.3 percent now.


Leasing activity

Leasing activity has paused, decreasing by 48.4 percent compared with long-term historical averages.



Direct and sublease vacancy have achieved levels approaching all-time highs, totaling 14.8 percent.


Sublease space

The sublease market continues to drag aggregate fundamentals, accounting for 939,900 sf of vacant space.


Rental rate

East Bay/Oakland Class A average asking rents decreased by only 3.7 percent from the peak in 2020 through 2Q21.


Capital markets

Asset pricing has grown by 38.4 percent from November 2019 to present. Interest in this market, coupled with abundant capital and no new inventory, should sustain this growth.

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