Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the Garfield region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have been posted online, which means new listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 67% of the office spaces in the Garfield 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region were built in 1990.
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 area. Most of the occupants of Garfield work from home. Commuting close to an hour a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.