Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the Hayward region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 17 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 6% of the available leases in the Hayward are subleases, so you will probably have to focus your search on direct office leases. 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 4,600 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1981 and are Class A.