The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Hayward submarket is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $0 per sqft per year. That's a 1% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the Hayward submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have been made available, which means new availabilities might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 20% of the available space in the Hayward are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 4,000 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 1 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1981 and are Class A.