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186 Office Spaces for Rent in Palo Alto, CA

  • 261 Hamilton Avenue - Palo Alto
    261 Hamilton Avenue, University South, Palo Alto, CA 94301
    For Lease $72/Sqft/Year
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    • Office
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    • 1 Space
    • 1,770 Sqft
  • Courthouse Plaza - Palo Alto
    260 Sheridan Ave, Mayfield, Palo Alto, CA 94306
    For Lease $69/Sqft/Year
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    • Office
    Availability
    • 3 Spaces
    • 18,067 Sqft
  • Embarcadero Place - 2300 & 2400 Geng Road - Palo Alto
    2300 Geng Road, Palo Alto Golf Course, Palo Alto, CA 94303
    For Lease $59.4/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 11,718 Sqft
  • 101 University Ave - Palo Alto
    101 University Ave, Downtown North Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94301
    For Lease $102/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 6,561 Sqft
  • 435 Tasso Street - Palo Alto
    435 Tasso Street, Downtown North Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94301
    For Lease $21.96/Sqft/Year
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    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 1,767 Sqft
  • 2850 West Bayshore Road - Palo Alto
    2850 West Bayshore Road, Midtown Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94303
    For Lease $39/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 32,382 Sqft
  • University Circle - 2000 University Circle - East Palo Alto
    2000 University Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
    For Lease $93/Sqft/Year
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    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 8,504 Sqft
  • 100 Hamilton Avenue - Palo Alto
    100 Hamilton Avenue, University South, Palo Alto, CA 94301
    For Lease $95.4/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 11,913 Sqft
  • 300 Hamilton Avenue - Palo Alto
    300 Hamilton Avenue, University South, Palo Alto, CA 94301
    For Lease $102/Sqft/Year
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    • Office
    Availability
    • 2 Spaces
    • 11,500 Sqft
  • University Circle - 1950 University Circle - East Palo Alto
    1950 University Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
    For Lease $78 - $93/Sqft/Year
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    • Office
    Availability
    • 4 Spaces
    • 87,992 Sqft
  • 1661 Page Mill Road - Palo Alto
    1661 Page Mill Road, Barron Park, Palo Alto, CA 94304
    For Lease $63/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 4,577 Sqft
  • Embarcadero Place - 2100 & 2200 Geng Road - Palo Alto
    2100 Geng Road, Palo Alto Golf Course, Palo Alto, CA 94303
    For Lease $59.4/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 10,612 Sqft
  • Stanford Research Park - 1001 Page Mill Road - Palo Alto
    1001 Page Mill Road, Barron Park, Palo Alto, CA 94304
    For Lease $90/Sqft/Year
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    • Office
    Availability
    • 3 Spaces
    • 75,396 Sqft
  • 525 University Avenue - Palo Alto
    525 University Avenue, Downtown North Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94301
    For Lease $131.4/Sqft/Year
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    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 2,374 Sqft
  • Stanford Research Park - 3450-3460 Hillview Avenue - Palo Alto
    3450 Hillview Avenue, Coyote Hill, Palo Alto, CA 94304
    For Lease $76.2/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 34,611 Sqft
  • Stanford Research Park - 777 California Avenue - Palo Alto
    777 California Avenue, College Terrace, Palo Alto, CA 94304
    For Lease $83.4/Sqft/Year
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    • Office
    Availability
    • 2 Spaces
    • 24,358 Sqft
  • Stanford Research Park - Page Mill Center - Palo Alto
    1500 Page Mill Road, College Terrace, Palo Alto, CA 94304
    For Lease $90/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 79,617 Sqft
  • Stanford Research Park - 3200-3300 Hillview Avenue - Palo Alto
    3200 Hillview Avenue, Barron Park, Palo Alto, CA 94304
    For Lease $51 - $71.4/Sqft/Year
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    • Office
    Availability
    • 2 Spaces
    • 35,813 Sqft
  • 3350 West Bayshore Road - Palo Alto
    3350 West Bayshore Road, Palo Verde, Palo Alto, CA 94303
    For Lease $71.4/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 22,500 Sqft
  • Stanford Research Park - Clocktower Square - Palo Alto
    600 Hansen Way, Barron Park, Palo Alto, CA 94304
    For Lease $90/Sqft/Year
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    • Office
    Availability
    • 2 Spaces
    • 55,805 Sqft
  • 400 Hamilton Avenue - Palo Alto
    400 Hamilton Avenue, University South, Palo Alto, CA 94301
    For Lease $95.4/Sqft/Year
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    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 9,320 Sqft
  • 975 South California Avenue - Palo Alto
    975 South California Avenue, College Terrace, Palo Alto, CA 94304
    For Lease $94.2/Sqft/Year
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    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 27,266 Sqft
  • 101 University Ave & 444 High/Portfolio - Palo Alto
    101 University Ave & 444 High/Portfolio, Downtown North Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94301
    For Lease $102/Sqft/Year
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    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 11,094 Sqft
  • 285 Hamilton Avenue - Palo Alto
    285 Hamilton Avenue, University South, Palo Alto, CA 94301
    For Lease $108/Sqft/Year
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    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 10,212 Sqft
  • 530 Lytton Avenue - Palo Alto
    530 Lytton Avenue, Downtown North Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94301
    For Lease $117/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 7,540 Sqft

Palo Alto, CA Office Space Listings

There are currently 184 office listings available in Palo Alto, CA. These listings include 141 office spaces that encompass a total of 1,864,262 square feet. Available office spaces in Palo Alto, CA range in size from 300 square feet to 138,015 square feet. A total of 90 off-market office properties located in Palo Alto, CA are also available for research.

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Palo Alto, CA Office Overview

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The Palo Alto real estate market includes the Barron Park, College Terrace, and Midtown submarkets. While the city itself is home to a little over 67,000 residents, Palo Alto is also part of the larger South Bay market, which is home to over 2 million people. There is an ever-growing demand for office space in Palo Alto, thanks to the dynamic mix of high technology, incubator, and research & development businesses.

As of mid-2017, the market encompasses over 9.8 million square feet of existing office space in properties larger than 50,000 square feet. World-renowned Stanford University, Tesla Motors, Hewlett-Packard, and countless other companies create consistent demand for office space.

Palo Alto, CA Office Inventory Description

Because Palo Alto is home to more than 7,000 businesses that employ nearly 100,000 people, the demand for Class A office space is amazingly robust. Nearly 70% of the office space is Class A, while Class B accounts for another 3 million square feet.

The Downtown North district is one of the many areas that sees strong demand from both tenants and investors. Located west of University Avenue, between Alma Street and Middlefield Road, this area is home to properties such as 525 University Avenue, 101 Lytton Avenue, and 245 Lytton Avenue.

Palo Alto, CA Commercial Inventory Breakdown

Office Spaces

Total: 14,773,232 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF, includes office with retail

By square footage range:

  • 50k to 100k SF: 3,450,759 SF / 23.36% of total office
  • 100k to 500k SF: 7,794,116 SF / 52.76% of total office
  • 500k to 1M SF: 2,228,357 SF / 15.08% of total office
  • > 1M SF: 1,300,000 SF / 8.8% of total office

By class:

  • Class A: 8,319,199 SF / 56.31% of total office
  • Class B: 4,610,636 SF / 31.21% of total office
  • Class C: 50,800 SF / 0.34% of total office

Top 10 Largest Office Buildings

in Palo Alto

Office building Address Sqft Year built
The Romic Site 2020 Bay Road, 94303 1,300,000 n/a
3825 Fabian Way 3825 Fabian Way, 94303 652,964 1965
Stanford Research Park - 1501 Page Mill Road 1501 Page Mill Road, 94304 521,754 1957
Stanford Research Park - 607 & 911 Hansen Way 607 Hansen Way, 94304 507,579 1957
Stanford Research Park - VMWare Briefing Center 3401 Hillview Avenue, 94304 433,000 2007
Palo Alto Center 795 El Camino Real, 94301 413,800 1947
Stanford Research Park - 3500 Deer Creek Road 3500 Deer Creek Road, 94304 350,000 1970
Stanford Research Park - Palo Alto Square 3000 El Camino Real, 94306 333,254 1972
Stanford Research Park - 3301-3307 Hillview Avenue 3301 Hillview Avenue, 94304 292,013 2002
Stanford Research Park - VMWare World Headquarters 3425 Hillview Avenue, 94304 267,595 1965

Most Recently-Built Office Buildings

in Palo Alto

Office building Address Sqft Year built
Stanford Biomedical Innovation Building 240 Pasteur Drive, 94304 215,500 2019
3181 Porter Drive 3181 Porter Drive, 94304 99,415 2019
3045 Park Blvd 3045 Park Blvd, 94306 31,500 2019
Stanford Research Park - 3170 Porter Drive 3170 Porter Drive, 94304 96,626 2018
Stanford Research Park - 3421 Hillview Avenue 3421 Hillview Avenue, 94304 86,000 2018
Stanford Research Park - 1050 Page Mill Road - Building 3 1050 Page Mill Road, 94304 76,547 2018
Stanford Research Park - 1050 Page Mill Road - Building 2 1050 Page Mill Road, 94304 66,697 2018
2747 Park Blvd 2747 Park Blvd, 94306 33,323 2018
University Square 2100 University Avenue, 94303 214,052 2017
Stanford Research Park - 1450 Page Mill Road 1450 Page Mill Road, 94304 77,634 2017

Palo Alto, CA Green Office Space

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There are eight energy-efficient office buildings in the city, that have 1.4 million square feet of office space combined. Over the years, the demand for green buildings, LEED-certified and EPA Energy Star-rated office space has grown by leaps and bounds.  A great example of a LEED-Certified property is University Circle - 1900 University Circle. The property was constructed in 2001 and adds nearly 150,000 square feet of Class A LEED-Certified Gold office space to the market.

It's not just in Palo Alto that the demand for green office space is strong. California is home to six of the top 30 largest U.S. green office markets. According to the 2017 National Green Building Adoption Index, the amount of energy-efficient, green office space has grown by about 33% over the past 12 years.

Palo Alto, CA's Top Office-Using Sectors

Significant demand for Class A office space comes from the high technology, education, healthcare, and large corporate office user segments.

  • High Technology – Hewlett-Packard, VMware, Tesla Motors, and Palantir are just a few of the high-tech companies creating robust demand for creative office space.
  • Education – Stanford University, along with the numerous R&D businesses the institution attracts, helps to drive demand for commercial real estate.
  • Healthcare – Stanford Health Care, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation are some of the largest employers and users of office space in the city.
  • Corporate Offices – SAP, Space Systems/Loral, A9.com, Cloudera, Houzz, Mashable, and Xerox are some of the larger corporate office users in the city.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much does office space cost in Palo Alto, CA?

The average office rental rate in Palo Alto, CA is $80.34 per square foot. Asking prices vary based on the property’s location, overall rating, amenities, proximity to restaurants, cafes and entertainment venues, as well as public transport, airports and highways.

What is the size of available office spaces in Palo Alto, CA?

The Palo Alto, CA office market can accommodate various businesses, sporting a range of office space availabilities. The average size of office space availabilities is 69,158 square feet. If you’re just starting out as a company or as an entrepreneur, the smallest available office space in Palo Alto, CA is 300 square feet, while the maximum rentable space on the market now is 138,015 square feet.

How do I get office space in Palo Alto, CA?

Start your search for office space in Palo Alto, CA by using our filters that allow you to find the best space for your business needs. Filter listings by location, property size, available space or lease rate. Property pages will offer details about an office building’s rating, year built, availabilities, price per square foot and more. After drawing up a shortlist, make sure you contact the listed broker(s) to schedule a viewing and begin the negotiation process for your lease contract.

How many office listings are available in Palo Alto, CA?

There are 184 office listings on the Palo Alto, CA market.

Palo Alto Demographics

Population

  • Total Population67,019
  • Male Population(49.1 %) 32,915
  • Female Population(50.9 %) 34,104
  • Median Age41.90

Income/Financial

  • Average Household Income$224,622
  • Median Household Income$157,120
  • Median Income Under 25$92,250
  • Median Income 25-44$164,541
  • Median Income 45-64$208,568
  • Median Income Over 65$92,091

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