Compared to the rest of the East Bay market, the West End region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have come on the market, which means spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 25% of the available leases in the West End are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 14,000 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 1 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1988 and are Class A.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by car is the most popular way to get to work amongst West End residents. Commuting around 10 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.