Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Hayward submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $2 per sqft per year. That's a 10% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the Hayward submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 7 listings have been made available, which means leases are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 14% of the office spaces in the Hayward 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 available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 9,930 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1981 and are Class A.