Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the Garfield submarket has higher rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have been posted online, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 610 sqft.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Health care is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the residents of Garfield work from home. Commuting approximately an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.